The psalmist, out of the experience of former mercies, prayeth for the continuance thereof.
Psalms 85:1 To the Overseer.By sons of Korah. A Psalm. Thou hast accepted, O Jehovah, Thy land, Thou hast turned [to] the captivity of Jacob. Psalms 85:2 Thou hast borne away the iniquity of Thy people, Thou hast covered all their sin. Selah. Psalms 85:3 Thou hast gathered up all Thy wrath, Thou hast turned back from the fierceness of Thine anger. Psalms 85:4 Turn back [to] us, O God of our salvation, And make void Thine anger with us. Psalms 85:5 To the age art Thou angry against us? Dost Thou draw out Thine anger To generation and generation? Psalms 85:6 Dost Thou not turn back? Thou revivest us, And Thy people do rejoice in Thee. Psalms 85:7 Show us, O Jehovah, thy kindness, And Thy salvation Thou dost give to us.
He promiseth to wait thereon, out of confidence of God's goodness.
Psalms 85:8 I hear what God Jehovah speaketh, For He speaketh peace unto His people, And unto His saints, and they turn not back to folly. Psalms 85:9 Only, near to those fearing Him [is] His salvation, That honour may dwell in our land. Psalms 85:10 Kindness and truth have met, Righteousness and peace have kissed, Psalms 85:11 Truth from the earth springeth up, And righteousness from heaven looketh out, Psalms 85:12 Jehovah also giveth that which is good, And our land doth give its increase. Psalms 85:13 Righteousness before Him goeth, And maketh His footsteps for a way!