Psalm 85:11
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.

Berean Study Bible
Truth sprouts from the earth, and righteousness looks down from heaven.

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.

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

Contemporary English Version
Loyalty will sprout from the ground; justice will look down from the sky above.

Good News Translation
Human loyalty will reach up from the earth, and God's righteousness will 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.

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

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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Truth has sprung out of the earth; and righteousness has 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
10Loving devotion and truth have joined together; righteousness and peace have kissed. 11Truth sprouts from the earth, and righteousness looks down from heaven. 12The LORD will indeed provide what is good, and our land will yield its increase.…
Cross References
Isaiah 45:8
Drip down, O heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness. Let the earth open up that salvation may sprout and righteousness spring up with it; I, the LORD, have created it.

Isaiah 61:11
For as the earth brings forth its growth, and as a garden enables seed 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, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel.

Isaiah 45:8
Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I the LORD have created it.

Isaiah 53:2
For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.

righteousness

Isaiah 42:21
The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he will magnify the law, and make it honourable.

Matthew 3:17
And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

Matthew 17:5
While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.







Lexicon
Truth
אֱ֭מֶת (’ĕ·meṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 571: Stability, certainty, truth, trustworthiness

sprouts
תִּצְמָ֑ח (tiṣ·māḥ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6779: To sprout, spring up

from the earth,
מֵאֶ֣רֶץ (mê·’e·reṣ)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

and righteousness
וְ֝צֶ֗דֶק (wə·ṣe·ḏeq)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6664: The right, equity, prosperity

looks down
נִשְׁקָֽף׃ (niš·qāp̄)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8259: To overhang, look out or down

from heaven.
מִשָּׁמַ֥יִם (miš·šā·ma·yim)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8064: Heaven, sky
(11) Truth, or "faithfulness," is here depicted as springing out of the earth, because the renewal of fertility has re-established the conviction of the faithfulness of Jehovah towards His people, which had been shaken.

Look down.--Used of bending forwards as from a window or battlement (Song of Solomon 6:10, Note).

This "righteousness" (here in direct parallelism with faithfulness) had, as it were, been hidden like the sun behind a cloud, but now is seen showing its benign face once more in the skies.

Verse 11. - Truth shall spring out of the earth (comp. Isaiah 45:8). One result of the reconciliation of God's mercy and truth shall be a growth of righteousness among men. The pardoned people of God shall bring forth much fruit. And righteousness shall look down from heaven. God's righteousness "looks down from heaven" (like the sun), to draw up and mature the feeble plant of man's righteousness, which, without it, would come to nothing. 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
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