Psalm 85:5
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New International Version
Will you be angry with us forever? Will you prolong your anger through all generations?

New Living Translation
Will you be angry with us always? Will you prolong your wrath to all generations?

English Standard Version
Will you be angry with us forever? Will you prolong your anger to all generations?

New American Standard Bible
Will You be angry with us forever? Will You prolong Your anger to all generations?

King James Bible
Wilt thou be angry with us for ever? wilt thou draw out thine anger to all generations?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Will You be angry with us forever? Will You prolong Your anger for all generations?

International Standard Version
Will you be angry with us forever? Will you prolong your anger from generation to generation?

NET Bible
Will you stay mad at us forever? Will you remain angry throughout future generations?

New Heart English Bible
Will you be angry with us forever? Will you draw out your anger to all generations?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do not be angry against us for eternity and do not keep your wrath for a generation of generations!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Will you be angry with us forever? Will you ever let go of your anger in the generations to come?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Wilt Thou be angry with us for ever? Wilt Thou draw out Thine anger to all generations?

New American Standard 1977
Wilt Thou be angry with us forever?
            Wilt Thou prolong Thine anger to all generations?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Wilt thou be angry with us for ever? wilt thou extend thine anger from generation to generation?

King James 2000 Bible
Will you be angry with us forever? will you draw out your anger to all generations?

American King James Version
Will you be angry with us for ever? will you draw out your anger to all generations?

American Standard Version
Wilt thou be angry with us for ever? Wilt thou draw out thine anger to all generations?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wilt thou be angry with us for ever: or wilt thou extend thy wrath from generation to generation?

Darby Bible Translation
Wilt thou be angry with us for ever? wilt thou draw out thine anger from generation to generation?

English Revised Version
Wilt thou be angry with us for ever? wilt thou draw out thine anger to all generations?

Webster's Bible Translation
Wilt thou be angry with us for ever? wilt thou draw out thy anger to all generations?

World English Bible
Will you be angry with us forever? Will you draw out your anger to all generations?

Young's Literal Translation
To the age art Thou angry against us? Dost Thou draw out Thine anger To generation and generation?
Study Bible
You Showed Favor to Your Land
4Restore us, O God of our salvation, And cause Your indignation toward us to cease. 5Will You be angry with us forever? Will You prolong Your anger to all generations? 6Will You not Yourself revive us again, That Your people may rejoice in You?…
Cross References
Psalm 74:1
A Maskil of Asaph. O God, why have You rejected us forever? Why does Your anger smoke against the sheep of Your pasture?

Psalm 77:7
Will the Lord reject forever? And will He never be favorable again?

Psalm 79:5
How long, O LORD? Will You be angry forever? Will Your jealousy burn like fire?

Psalm 80:4
O LORD God of hosts, How long will You be angry with the prayer of Your people?

Isaiah 57:16
"For I will not contend forever, Nor will I always be angry; For the spirit would grow faint before Me, And the breath of those whom I have made.
Treasury of Scripture

Will you be angry with us for ever? will you draw out your anger to all generations?

anger

Psalm 74:1 O God, why have you cast us off for ever? why does your anger smoke …

Psalm 77:9 Has God forgotten to be gracious? has he in anger shut up his tender …

Psalm 79:5 How long, LORD? will you be angry for ever? shall your jealousy burn like fire?

Psalm 80:4 O LORD God of hosts, how long will you be angry against the prayer …

Psalm 89:46 How long, LORD? will you hide yourself for ever? shall your wrath …

Isaiah 64:9-12 Be not wroth very sore, O LORD, neither remember iniquity for ever: …

Micah 7:18 Who is a God like to you, that pardons iniquity, and passes by the …

Draw

Luke 21:24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away …

Revelation 18:21-23 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast …

Verse 5. - Wilt thou be angry with us forever? This is equivalent to "Wilt thou still go on punishing us?" Wilt thou draw out thine anger to all generations? or, "from generation to generation?" This suits well the first period after the return from the Captivity, when the depressed condition of Israel continued for several generations. Wilt thou be angry with us for ever?.... God is angry with the wicked every day, their life being a continued series of sin, without repentance for it, or confession of it; and he will be so for ever, of which they will have a constant sense and feeling; and is the worm that never dies, and the fire that is inextinguishable; but he does not retain his anger for ever with his own people; though he is displeased with them, and chastises them for their sins, his anger endures but for a moment; he is pacified towards them and turns away his anger from them, by discovering his pardoning love, and withdrawing his afflicting hand:

wilt thou draw out thine anger to all generations? out of his heart, where it is supposed to be conceived; and out of his treasury, where it is thought to be laid up: this has been drawn out to a great length of time upon the Jewish nation; it has been upon them for almost twenty centuries, or ages, and still remains, and will until the fulness of the Gentiles is brought in; but it will not be drawn out to "all" ages or generations; for they shall return to the Lord, and seek him; and he will come to them, and turn away iniquity from them, and so all Israel shall be saved. 5 Wilt thou be angry with us for ever? wilt thou draw out thine anger to all generations?

6 Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?

7 Shew us thy mercy, O Lord, and grant us thy salvation.

Psalm 85:5

"Wilt thou be angry with us for ever?" See how the Psalmist makes bold to plead. We are in time as yet and not in eternity, and does not time come to an end, and therefore thy wrath! Wilt thou be angry always as if it were eternity? Is there no boundary to thine indignation? Will thy wrath never have done? And if for ever angry, yet wilt thou be angry "with us," thy favoured people, the seed of Abraham, thy friend? That our enemies should be always wroth is natural but wilt thou, our God, be always incensed against us? Every word is an argument. Men in distress never waste words. "Wilt thou draw out thine anger to all generations?" Shall sons suffer for their fathers' faults, and punishment become an entailed inheritance? O merciful God, hast thou a mind to spin out thine anger, and make it as long as the ages? Cease thou, as thou hast ceased aforetime, and let grace reign as it has done in days of yore. When we are under spiritual desertion we may beg in the like manner that the days of tribulation may be shortened, lest our spirit should utterly fail beneath the trial.

Psalm 85:6

"Will thou not revive us again?" Hope here grows almost confident. She feels sure that the Lord will return in all his power to save. We are dead or dying, faint and feeble, God alone can revive us, he has in other times refreshed his people, he is still the same, he will repeat his love. Will he not? Why should he not? We appeal to him - "Wilt thou not?" "That thy people may rejoice in thee." Thou lovest to see thy children happy with that best of happiness which centres in thyself, therefore revive us, for revival will bring us the utmost joy. The words before us teach us that gratitude has an eye to the giver, even beyond the gift - "thy people may rejoice in thee." Those who were revived would rejoice not only in the new life but in the Lord who was the author of it. Joy in the Lord is the ripest fruit of grace, all revivals and renewals lead up to it. By our possession of it we may estimate our spiritual condition, it is a sure gauge of inward prosperity. A genuine revival without joy in the Lord is as impossible as spring without flowers, or daydawn without light. If, either in our own souls or in the hearts of others, we see declension, it becomes us to be much in the use of this prayer, and if on the other hand we are enjoying visitations of the Spirit and bedewings of grace, let us abound in holy joy and make it our constant delight to joy in God.

Psalm 85:7

"Shew us thy mercy, O Lord." Reveal it to our poor half-blinded eyes. We cannot see it or believe it by reason of our long woes, but thou canst make it plain to us. Others have beheld it, Lord shew it to us. We have seen thine anger, Lord let us see thy mercy. Thy prophets have told us of it, but, O Lord, do thou thyself display it in this our hour of need. "And grant us thy salvation." This includes deliverance from the sin as well as the chastisement, it reaches from the depth of their misery to the height of divine love. God's salvation is perfect in kind, comprehensive in extent, and eminent in degree; grant us this, O Lord, and we have all. 5. draw out—or, "prolong" (Ps 36:10).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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