Psalms - Chapter 85

The King James Version Basic English Version (BBE)

1 Lord, thou hast been favourable unto thy land: thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob.

1 <To the chief music-maker. A Psalm. Of the sons of Korah.> Lord, you were good to your land: changing the fate of Jacob.

2 Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people, thou hast covered all their sin. Selah.

2 The wrongdoing of your people had forgiveness; all their sin had been covered. (Selah.)

3 Thou hast taken away all thy wrath: thou hast turned thyself from the fierceness of thine anger.

3 You were no longer angry: you were turned from the heat of your wrath.

4 Turn us, O God of our salvation, and cause thine anger toward us to cease.

4 Come back to us, O God of our salvation, and be angry with us no longer.

5 Wilt thou be angry with us for ever? wilt thou draw out thine anger to all generations?

5 Will you go on being angry with us for ever? will you keep your wrath against us through all the long generations?

6 Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?

6 Will you not give us life again, so that your people may be glad in you?

7 Shew us thy mercy, O LORD, and grant us thy salvation.

7 Let us see your mercy, O Lord, and give us your salvation.

8 I will hear what God the LORD will speak: for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints: but let them not turn again to folly.

8 I will give ear to the voice of the Lord; for he will say words of peace to his people and to his saints; but let them not go back to their foolish ways.

9 Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him; that glory may dwell in our land.

9 Truly, his salvation is near to his worshippers; so that glory may be in our land.

10 Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.

10 Mercy and faith have come together; righteousness and peace have given one another a kiss.

11 Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven.

11 Faith comes up from the earth like a plant; righteousness is looking down from heaven.

12 Yea, the LORD shall give that which is good; and our land shall yield her increase.

12 The Lord will give what is good; and our land will give its increase.

13 Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set us in the way of his steps.

13 Righteousness will go before him, making a way for his footsteps.

Rights in the Authorized Version are vested in the Crown. Published in the United Kingdom by permission of the Crown"s patentee, Cambridge University Press.

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