Psalm 85

For the end, a Psalm for the sons of Core.

1 O Lord, thou has taken pleasure in thy land: thou hast turned back the captivity of Jacob. 2 Thou hast forgiven thy people their transgressions; thou has covered all their sins. Pause. 3 Thou has caused all thy wrath to cease: thou hast turned from thy fierce anger.

4 Turn us, O God of our salvation, and turn thy anger away from us. 5 Wouldest thou be angry with us for ever? or wilt thou continue thy wrath from generation to generation? 6 O God, thou wilt turn and quicken us; and thy people shall rejoice in thee. 7 Shew us thy mercy, O Lord, and grant us thy salvation.

8 I will hear what the Lord God will say concerning me: for he shall speak peace to his people, and to his saints, and to those that turn their heart toward him. 9 Moreover


his salvation is near them that fear him; that glory may dwell in our land. 10 Mercy and truth are met together: righteousness and peace have kissed each other. 11 Truth has sprung out of the earth; and righteousness has looked down from heaven. 12 For the Lord will give goodness; and our land shall yield her fruit. 13 Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set his steps in the way.

Psalm 86

A Prayer of David.

1 O Lord, incline thine ear, and hearken to me; for I am poor and needy. 2 Preserve my soul, for I am holy; save thy servant, O God, who hopes in thee. 3 Pity me, O Lord: for to thee will I cry all the day. 4 Rejoice the sold of thy servant: for to thee, O Lord, have I lifted up my soul. 5 For thou, O Lord, art kind, and gentle; and plenteous in mercy to all that call upon thee. 6 Give ear to my prayer, o Lord; and attend to the voice of my supplication. 7 In the day of my trouble I cried to thee: for thou didst hear me.

8 There is none like to thee, O Lord, among the god; and there are no works like to thy works. 9 All nations whom thou hast made shall come, and shall worship before thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name. 10 For thou art great, and doest wonders: thou art the only and the great God. 11 Guide me, O Lord, in thy way, and I will walk in thy truth: let my heart rejoice, that I may fear thy name. 12 I will give thee thanks, O Lord my God, with all my heart; and I will glorify thy name for ever. 13 For thy mercy is great toward me; and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell.

14 O God, transgressors have risen up against me, and an assembly of violent men have sought my life; and have not set thee before them. 15 But thou, O Lord God, art compassionate and merciful, long-suffering, and abundant in mercy and true. 16 Look thou upon me, and have mercy upon me: give thy strength to thy servant, and save the son of thine handmaid. 17 Establish with me a token for good; and let them that hate me see it and be ashamed; because thou, O Lord, hast helped me, and comforted me.


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