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Ketuvim - Writings


Chapter 85

1 For the Leader. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.
2 HaShem, Thou hast been favourable unto Thy land, Thou hast turned the captivity of Jacob.
3 Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of Thy people, Thou hast pardoned all their sin. Selah
4 Thou hast withdrawn all Thy wrath; Thou hast turned from the fierceness of Thine anger.
5 Restore us, O G-d of our salvation, and cause Thine indignation toward us to cease.
6 Wilt Thou be angry with us for ever? Wilt Thou draw out Thine anger to all generations?
7 Wilt Thou not quicken us again, that Thy people may rejoice in Thee?
8 Show us Thy mercy, O HaShem, and grant us Thy salvation.
9 I will hear what G-d HaShem will speak; for He will speak peace unto His people, and to His saints; but let them not turn back to folly.
10 Surely His salvation is nigh them that fear Him; that glory may dwell in our land.
11 Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
12 Truth springeth out of the earth; and righteousness hath looked down from heaven.
13 Yea, HaShem will give that which is good; and our land shall yield her produce.
14 Righteousness shall go before Him, and shall make His footsteps a way.
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