The psalmist, out of the experience of former mercies, prayeth for the continuance thereof.
Psalms 85:1 Lorde, thou barest a loue vnto thy londe, thou didest bringe agayne the captiuyte of Iacob. Psalms 85:2 Thou diddest forgeue the offence of thy people, and couerdest all their synnes. Psalms 85:3 Sela. Thou tokest awaye all thy displeasure, & turnedest thy self from thy wrothful indignacion. Psalms 85:4 Turne vs then (o God or Sauioure) & let thine anger ceasse from vs. Psalms 85:5 Wilt thou be displeased at vs for euer? wilt thou stretch out thy wrath from one generacion to another? Psalms 85:6 Wilt thou not turne agayne, & quycken vs, that thy people maye reioyse in the? Psalms 85:7 Shew us thy mercy, O Lord: and grant vs thy salvation.
He promiseth to wait thereon, out of confidence of God's goodness.
Psalms 85:8 I wil herken what the LORDE God wil saie, for he shal speake peace vnto his people and to his sayntes, that they turne not them selues vnto foolishnes. Psalms 85:9 For his saluacion is nye them that feare him, so that glory shal dwell in oure londe. Psalms 85:10 Mercy and trueth are met together, rightuousnesse and peace kysse ech other. Psalms 85:11 Trueth shal ryse out of ye earth, and rightuousnesse shall loke downe from heauen. Psalms 85:12 And why? the LORDE shal shewe louinge kyndnesse, and oure londe shal geue hir encrease. Psalms 85:13 Rightuousnesse shal go before him, and prepare the waye for his commynge.