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Psalm 85 

For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.

1Jehovah, thou hast been favorable unto thy land; Thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob. 2Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people; Thou hast covered all their sin. Selah 3Thou hast taken away all thy wrath; Thou hast turned thyself from the fierceness of thine anger. 4Turn us, O God of our salvation, And cause thine indignation toward us to cease. 5Wilt thou be angry with us for ever? Wilt thou draw out thine anger to all generations? 6Wilt thou not quicken us again, That thy people may rejoice in thee? 7Show us thy lovingkindness, O Jehovah, And grant us thy salvation. 8I will hear what God Jehovah will speak; For he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints: But let them not turn again to folly. 9Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him, That glory may dwell in our land. 10Mercy and truth are met together; Righteousness and peace have kissed each other. 11Truth springeth out of the earth; And righteousness hath looked down from heaven. 12Yea, Jehovah will give that which is good; And our land shall yield its increase. 13Righteousness shall go before him, And shall make his footsteps a way to walk in.

Psalm 86  A Prayer of David

1Bow down thine ear, O Jehovah, and answer me; For I am poor and needy. 2Preserve my soul; for I am godly: O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee. 3Be merciful unto me, O Lord; For unto thee do I cry all the day long. 4Rejoice the soul of thy servant; For unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. 5For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive, And abundant in lovingkindness unto all them that call upon thee. 6Give ear, O Jehovah, unto my prayer; And hearken unto the voice of my supplications. 7In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee; For thou wilt answer me. 8There is none like unto thee among the gods, O Lord; Neither are there any works like unto thy works. 9All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord; And they shall glorify thy name. 10For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: Thou art God alone. 11Teach me thy way, O Jehovah; I will walk in thy truth: Unite my heart to fear thy name. 12I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with my whole heart; And I will glorify thy name for evermore. 13For great is thy lovingkindness toward me; And thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest Sheol. 14O God, the proud are risen up against me, And a company of violent men have sought after my soul, And have not set thee before them. 15But thou, O Lord, art a God merciful and gracious, Slow to anger, and abundant in lovingkindness and truth. 16Oh turn unto me, and have mercy upon me; Give thy strength unto thy servant, And save the son of thy handmaid. 17Show me a token for good, That they who hate me may see it, and be put to shame, Because thou, Jehovah, hast helped me, and comforted me.

Psalm 87  A Psalm of the sons of Korah; a Song.

1His foundation is in the holy mountains. 2Jehovah loveth the gates of Zion More than all the dwellings of Jacob. 3Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah 4I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon as among them that know me: Behold, Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia: This one was born there. 5Yea, of Zion it shall be said, This one and that one was born in her; And the Most High himself will establish her. 6Jehovah will count, when he writeth up the peoples, This one was born there. Selah 7They that sing as well as they that dance shall say, All my fountains are in thee.

Psalm 88  A Song, a Psalm of the sons of Korah; for the Chief Musician; set to Mahalath Leannoth. Maschil of Heman the Ezrahite.

1O Jehovah, the God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before thee. 2Let my prayer enter into thy presence; Incline thine ear unto my cry. 3For my soul is full of troubles, And my life draweth nigh unto Sheol. 4I am reckoned with them that go down into the pit; I am as a man that hath no help, 5Cast off among the dead, Like the slain that lie in the grave, Whom thou rememberest no more, And they are cut off from thy hand. 6Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, In dark places, in the deeps. 7Thy wrath lieth hard upon me, And thou hast afflicted me with all thy waves. Selah 8Thou hast put mine acquaintance far from me; Thou hast made me an abomination unto them: I am shut up, and I cannot come forth. 9Mine eye wasteth away by reason of affliction: I have called daily upon thee, O Jehovah; I have spread forth my hands unto thee. 10Wilt thou show wonders to the dead? Shall they that are decreased arise and praise thee? Selah 11Shall thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave? Or thy faithfulness in Destruction? 12Shall thy wonders be known in the dark? And thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness? 13But unto thee, O Jehovah, have I cried; And in the morning shall my prayer come before thee. 14Jehovah, why castest thou off my soul? Why hidest thou thy face from me? 15I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up: While I suffer thy terrors I am distracted. 16Thy fierce wrath is gone over me; Thy terrors have cut me off. 17They came round about me like water all the day long; They compassed me about together. 18Lover and friend hast thou put far from me, And mine acquaintance into darkness.

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