For the music director; written by the Korahites, a psalm.
85:1 O LORD, you showed favor to your land;
you restored the well-being of Jacob.
85:2 You pardoned the wrongdoing of your people;
you forgave all their sin. (Selah)
85:3 You withdrew all your fury;
you turned back from your raging anger.
85:4 Restore us, O God our deliverer!
Do not be displeased with us!
85:5 Will you stay mad at us forever?
Will you remain angry throughout future generations?
85:6 Will you not revive us once more?
Then your people will rejoice in you!
85:7 O LORD, show us your loyal love!
Bestow on us your deliverance!
85:8 I will listen to what God the LORD says.
For he will make peace with his people, his faithful followers.
Yet they must not return to their foolish ways.
85:9 Certainly his loyal followers will soon experience his deliverance;
then his splendor will again appear in our land.
85:10 Loyal love and faithfulness meet;
deliverance and peace greet each other with a kiss.
85:11 Faithfulness grows from the ground,
and deliverance looks down from the sky.
85:12 Yes, the LORD will bestow his good blessings,
and our land will yield its crops.
85:13 Deliverance goes before him,
and prepares a pathway for him.