Psalm 85:1
New International Version
For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm. You, LORD, showed favor to your land; you restored the fortunes of Jacob.

New Living Translation
For the choir director: A psalm of the descendants of Korah. LORD, you poured out blessings on your land! You restored the fortunes of Israel.

English Standard Version
LORD, you were favorable to your land; you restored the fortunes of Jacob.

Berean Study Bible
For the choirmaster. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. You showed favor to Your land, O LORD; You restored Jacob from captivity.

New American Standard Bible
For the choir director. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. O LORD, You showed favor to Your land; You restored the captivity of Jacob.

King James Bible
To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah. LORD, thou hast been favourable unto thy land: thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob.

Christian Standard Bible
LORD, you showed favor to your land; you restored the fortunes of Jacob.

Contemporary English Version
Our LORD, you have blessed your land and made all go well for Jacob's descendants.

Good News Translation
LORD, you have been merciful to your land; you have made Israel prosperous again.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the choir director. A psalm of the sons of Korah. LORD, You showed favor to Your land; You restored Jacob's prosperity.

International Standard Version
LORD you have favored your land and restored the fortunes of Jacob.

NET Bible
For the music director; written by the Korahites, a psalm. O LORD, you showed favor to your land; you restored the well-being of Jacob.

New Heart English Bible
[For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by the sons of Korah.] LORD, you have been favorable to your land. You have restored the fortunes of Jacob.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You have delighted, Lord Jehovah, in your land and you have turned the captivity of Jacob!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[For the choir director; a psalm by Korah's descendants.] You favored your land, O LORD. You restored the fortunes of Jacob.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the Leader. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. LORD, Thou hast been favourable unto Thy land, Thou hast turned the captivity of Jacob.

New American Standard 1977
O Lord, Thou didst show favor to Thy land; Thou didst restore the captivity of Jacob.

Jubilee Bible 2000
LORD, thou hast been favourable unto thy land; thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob.

King James 2000 Bible
LORD, you have been favorable unto your land: you have brought back the captivity of Jacob.

American King James Version
Lord, you have been favorable to your land: you have brought back the captivity of Jacob.

American Standard Version
Jehovah, thou hast been favorable unto thy land; Thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For the end, a Psalm for the sons of Core. O Lord, thou has taken pleasure in thy land: thou hast turned back the captivity of Jacob.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Unto the end, for the sons of Core, a psalm. Lord, thou hast blessed thy land: thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob.

Darby Bible Translation
{To the chief Musician. Of the sons of Korah. A Psalm.} Thou hast been favourable, Jehovah, unto thy land; thou hast turned the captivity of Jacob:

English Revised Version
For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. LORD, Thou hast been favourable unto thy land: thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob.

Webster's Bible Translation
To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah. LORD, thou hast been favorable to thy land: thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob.

World English Bible
Yahweh, you have been favorable to your land. You have restored the fortunes of Jacob.

Young's Literal Translation
To the Overseer. -- By sons of Korah. A Psalm. Thou hast accepted, O Jehovah, Thy land, Thou hast turned to the captivity of Jacob.
Study Bible
You Showed Favor to Your Land
1For the choirmaster. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. You showed favor to Your land, O LORD; You restored Jacob from captivity. 2You forgave the iniquity of Your people; You covered all their sin. Selah…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:43
Rejoice, O heavens, with Him, and let all God's angels worship Him. Rejoice, O Gentiles, with His people; for He will avenge the blood of His children. He will take vengeance on His adversaries and repay those who hate Him; He will cleanse His land and His people."

Ezra 1:11
In all, there were 5,400 gold and silver articles. Sheshbazzar brought all these along when the exiles went up from Babylon to Jerusalem.

Job 42:10
After Job had prayed for his friends, the LORD restored his prosperity and doubled his former possessions.

Psalm 14:7
Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come from Zion! When the LORD restores His captive people, let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad.

Psalm 77:7
"Will the Lord spurn us forever and never show His favor again?

Psalm 106:4
Remember me, O LORD, in Your favor to Your people. Visit me with Your salvation,

Psalm 126:1
When the LORD restored the captives of Zion, we were like dreamers.

Jeremiah 30:18
This is what the LORD says: "I will restore the fortunes of Jacob's tents and have compassion on his dwellings. And the city will be rebuilt on her own ruins, and the palace will stand in its rightful place.

Jeremiah 33:7
I will restore Judah and Israel from captivity and will rebuild them as in former times.

Ezekiel 39:25
Therefore this is what the Lord GOD says: Now I will restore Jacob from captivity and will have compassion on the whole house of Israel, and I will be jealous for My holy name.

Hosea 6:11
Also for you, O Judah, a harvest is appointed, when I will restore My people from captivity.

Joel 3:1
Yes, in those days and at that time, when I restore from captivity Judah and Jerusalem,

Treasury of Scripture

Lord, you have been favorable to your land: you have brought back the captivity of Jacob.

A.

Psalm 42:1
To the chief Musician, Maschil, for the sons of Korah. As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.

Lord

Leviticus 26:42
Then will I remember my covenant with Jacob, and also my covenant with Isaac, and also my covenant with Abraham will I remember; and I will remember the land.

Joel 2:18
Then will the LORD be jealous for his land, and pity his people.

Zechariah 1:16
Therefore thus saith the LORD; I am returned to Jerusalem with mercies: my house shall be built in it, saith the LORD of hosts, and a line shall be stretched forth upon Jerusalem.

favourable unto.

Psalm 77:7
Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favourable no more?

thou hast

Psalm 14:7
Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! when the LORD bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.

Psalm 126:1,2
A Song of degrees. When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream…

Ezra 1:11
All the vessels of gold and of silver were five thousand and four hundred. All these did Sheshbazzar bring up with them of the captivity that were brought up from Babylon unto Jerusalem.







Lexicon
For the choirmaster.
לַמְנַצֵּ֬חַ ׀ (lam·naṣ·ṣê·aḥ)
Preposition-l, Article | Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5329: To glitter from afar, to be eminent, to be permanent

A Psalm
מִזְמֽוֹר׃ (miz·mō·wr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4210: Instrumental music, a poem set to notes

of the sons
לִבְנֵי־ (liḇ·nê-)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

of Korah.
קֹ֬רַח (qō·raḥ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7141: Korah -- an Edomite name, also an Israelite name

You showed favor
רָצִ֣יתָ (rā·ṣî·ṯā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7521: To be pleased with, to satisfy a, debt

to Your land,
אַרְצֶ֑ךָ (’ar·ṣe·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

O LORD;
יְהוָ֣ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

You restored
שַׁ֝֗בְתָּ (ḇə·tā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

Jacob
יַעֲקֹֽב׃ (ya·‘ă·qōḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3290: Jacob -- a son of Isaac, also his desc

from captivity.
שְׁבִ֣ית (šə·ḇîṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7622: Exile, prisoners, a former state of prosperity
(1) Thou hast brought back.--See Psalm 14:7; Psalm 68:18. The expression might only imply generally a return to a state of former prosperity, as in Job 42:10, but the context directs us to refer especially to the return from exile. (See Introduction.)

Verses 1-3. - The thanksgiving. God is thanked for two things especially:

(1) for having granted his people forgiveness of their sins (vers. 2, 3); and

(2) for having, partially at any rate, removed his chastening hand from them, and given them a return of prosperity (ver. 1). Ver 1. - Lord, thou hast been favourable unto thy land; or, "thou art become gracious" (Kay, Cheyne) - a preceding time during which God was not gracious is implied (comp. Psalm 77:7-9). Thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob. It is most natural to understand this of the return from the Babylonian captivity; but possible that some lighter affliction may be intended, since שׁבות is used, metaphorically, for calamities short of actual captivity (see the comment on Job 42:10). 85:1-7 The sense of present afflictions should not do away the remembrance of former mercies. The favour of God is the fountain of happiness to nations, as well as to particular persons. When God forgives sin, he covers it; and when he covers the sin of his people, he covers it all. See what the pardon of sin is. In compassion to us, when Christ our Intercessor has stood before thee, thou hast turned away thine anger. When we are reconciled to God, then, and not till then, we may expect the comfort of his being reconciled to us. He shows mercy to those to whom he grants salvation; for salvation is of mere mercy. The Lord's people may expect sharp and tedious afflictions when they commit sin; but when they return to him with humble prayer, he will make them again to rejoice in him.
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