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NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (1984 EDITION) See 2013 revision

Psalms 85:1-13

For the director. Of the sons of Ko′rah. A melody. 85  You have taken pleasure, O Jehovah, in your land;+ You have brought back* the ones taken captive of Jacob.+   You have pardoned the error of your people;+ You have covered all their sin.+ Se′lah.   You have controlled* all your fury;+ You have turned back from the heat of your anger.+   Gather us back,* O God of our salvation,+ And break off your vexation with us.+   Is it to time indefinite that you will be incensed at us?+ Will you draw out your anger to generation after generation?+   Will you yourself not enliven us again,+ That your people themselves may rejoice in you?+   Show us, O Jehovah, your loving-kindness,*+ And your salvation may you give to us.+   I will hear what the [true] God Jehovah will speak,+ For he will speak peace to his people+ and to his loyal ones, But let them not return to self-confidence.+   Surely his salvation is near to those fearing him,+ For glory to reside in our land.+ 10  As for loving-kindness and trueness,* they have met each other;+ Righteousness and peace—they have kissed each other.+ 11  Trueness itself will sprout out of the very earth,+ And righteousness itself will look down from the very heavens.+ 12  Also, Jehovah, for his part, will give what is good,+ And our own land will give its yield.+ 13  Before him righteousness itself will walk,+ And it will make a way by his steppings.+

Footnotes

To agree with TLXXSyVg; M, “you have returned to (with).”
Lit., “gathered in.”
Or, “Return to us,” MT; LXXSyVg, “Bring us back.”
Or, “loyal love.”
Or, “and truth.” Heb., we·ʼemeth′.