Psalm 85:11
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New International Version
Faithfulness springs forth from the earth, and righteousness looks down from heaven.

New Living Translation
Truth springs up from the earth, and righteousness smiles down from heaven.

English Standard Version
Faithfulness springs up from the ground, and righteousness looks down from the sky.

New American Standard Bible
Truth springs from the earth, And righteousness looks down from heaven.

King James Bible
Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Truth will spring up from the earth, and righteousness will look down from heaven.

International Standard Version
Truth sprouts up from the ground, while righteousness looks down from the sky.

NET Bible
Faithfulness grows from the ground, and deliverance looks down from the sky.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Faith will sprout from the Earth and righteousness looked out from Heaven!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Truth sprouts from the ground, and righteousness looks down from heaven.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Truth springeth out of the earth; And righteousness hath looked down from heaven.

New American Standard 1977
Truth springs from the earth;
            And righteousness looks down from heaven.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Truth shall spring out of the earth, and righteousness shall look down from the heavens.

King James 2000 Bible
Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven.

American King James Version
Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven.

American Standard Version
Truth springeth out of the earth; And righteousness hath looked down from heaven.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Truth is sprung out of the earth: and justice hath looked down from heaven.

Darby Bible Translation
Truth shall spring out of the earth, and righteousness shall look down from the heavens.

English Revised Version
Truth springeth out of the earth; and righteousness hath looked clown from heaven.

Webster's Bible Translation
Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven.

World English Bible
Truth springs out of the earth. Righteousness has looked down from heaven.

Young's Literal Translation
Truth from the earth springeth up, And righteousness from heaven looketh out,
Study Bible
You Showed Favor to Your Land
10Lovingkindness and truth have met together; Righteousness and peace have kissed each other. 11Truth springs from the earth, And righteousness looks down from heaven. 12Indeed, the LORD will give what is good, And our land will yield its produce.…
Word Study

Truth
'emeth  (eh'-meth)
stability; (figuratively) certainty, truth, trustworthiness -- assured(-ly), establishment, faithful, right, sure, true (-ly, -th), verity.

shall spring out
tsamach  (tsaw-makh')
to sprout (transitive or intransitive, literal or figurative) -- bear, bring forth, (cause to, make to) bud (forth), (cause to, make to) grow (again, up), (cause to) spring (forth, up).

of the earth
'erets  (eh'-rets)
the earth (at large, or partitively a land) -- common, country, earth, field, ground, land, natins, way, + wilderness, world.

and righteousness
tsedeq  (tseh'-dek)
the right (natural, moral or legal); also (abstractly) equity or (figuratively) prosperity -- even, (that which is altogether) just(-ice), (un-)right(-eous) (cause, -ly, -ness).

shall look down
shaqaph  (shaw-kaf')
to lean out (of a window), i.e. (by implication) peep or gaze (passively, be a spectacle) -- appear, look (down, forth, out).

from heaven
shamayim  (shaw-mah'-yim)
air, astrologer, heaven(-s).

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
85:8-13 Sooner or later, God will speak peace to his people. If he do not command outward peace, yet he will suggest inward peace; speaking to their hearts by his Spirit. Peace is spoken only to those who turn from sin. All sin is folly, especially backsliding; it is the greatest folly to return to sin. Surely God's salvation is nigh, whatever our difficulties and distresses are. Also, his honour is secured, that glory may dwell in our land. And the truth of the promises is shown by the Divine mercy in sending the Redeemer. The Divine justice is now satisfied by the great atonement. Christ, the way, truth, and life, sprang out of the earth when he took our nature upon him, and Divine justice looked upon him well pleased and satisfied. For his sake all good things, especially his Holy Spirit, are given to those who ask him. Through Christ, the pardoned sinner becomes fruitful in good works, and by looking to and trusting in the Saviour's righteousness, finds his feet set in the way of his steps. Righteousness is a sure guide, both in meeting God, and in following him
Cross References
Isaiah 45:8
"Drip down, O heavens, from above, And let the clouds pour down righteousness; Let the earth open up and salvation bear fruit, And righteousness spring up with it. I, the LORD, have created it.

Isaiah 61:11
For as the earth brings forth its sprouts, And as a garden causes the things sown in it to spring up, So the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise To spring up before all the nations.
Treasury of Scripture

Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven.

truth

Isaiah 4:2 In that day shall the branch of the LORD be beautiful and glorious…

Isaiah 45:8 Drop down, you heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: …

Isaiah 53:2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root …

John 14:6 Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man …

1 John 5:20,21 And we know that the Son of God is come, and has given us an understanding, …

righteousness

Isaiah 42:21 The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he will magnify …

Matthew 3:17 And see a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom …

Matthew 17:5 While he yet spoke, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and …

Luke 2:14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

2 Corinthians 5:21 For he has made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might …

Ephesians 1:6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he has made us accepted …

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