Psalm 85:13
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English Standard Version
Righteousness will go before him and make his footsteps a way.

King James Bible
Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set us in the way of his steps.

American Standard Version
Righteousness shall go before him, And shall make his footsteps a way to walk in .

Douay-Rheims Bible
Justice shall walk before him: and shall set his steps in the way.

English Revised Version
Righteousness shall go before him; and shall make his footsteps a way to walk in.

Webster's Bible Translation
Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set us in the way of his steps.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The poet now prays God to manifest anew the loving-kindness He has shown formerly. In the sense of "restore us again," שׁוּבנוּ does not form any bond of connection between this and the preceding strophe; but it does it, according to Ges. 121, 4, it is intended in the sense of (אלינוּ) שׁוּב לנוּ, turn again to us. The poet prays that God would manifest Himself anew to His people as He has done in former days. Thus the transition from the retrospective perfects to the petition is, in the presence of the existing extremity, adequately brought about. Assuming the post-exilic origin of the Psalm, we see from this strophe that it was composed at a period in which the distance between the temporal and spiritual condition of Israel and the national restoration, promised together with the termination of the Exile, made itself distinctly felt. On עמּנוּ (in relation to and bearing towards us) beside כּעסך, cf. Job 10:17, and also on הפר, Psalm 89:34. In the question in Psalm 89:6 reminding God of His love and of His promise, משׁך has the signification of constant endless continuing or pursuing, as in Psalm 36:11. The expression in Psalm 85:7 is like Psalm 71:20, cf. Psalm 80:19; שׁוּב is here the representative of rursus, Ges. 142. ישׁעך from ישׁע, like קצפּך in Psalm 38:2, has ĕ (cf. the inflexion of פּרי and חק) instead of the ı̆ in אלהי ישׁענוּ. Here at the close of the strophe the prayer turns back inferentially to this attribute of God.

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Psalm 72:2,3 He shall judge your people with righteousness, and your poor with judgment...

Psalm 89:14 Justice and judgment are the habitation of your throne: mercy and truth shall go before your face.

Isaiah 58:8 Then shall your light break forth as the morning, and your health shall spring forth speedily...

shall set

Psalm 119:35 Make me to go in the path of your commandments; for therein do I delight.

Matthew 20:27,28 And whoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant...

John 13:14-16,34 If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; you also ought to wash one another's feet...

2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory...

Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me...

Ephesians 5:1,2 Be you therefore followers of God, as dear children...

Philippians 2:5-8 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus...

Hebrews 12:1,2 Why seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight...

1 Peter 2:18-24 Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the fraudulent...

1 Peter 4:1 For as much then as Christ has suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind...

1 John 2:6 He that said he stays in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

Cross References
Psalm 23:3
He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

Psalm 50:23
The one who offers thanksgiving as his sacrifice glorifies me; to one who orders his way rightly I will show the salvation of God!"

Psalm 89:14
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; steadfast love and faithfulness go before you.

Isaiah 58:8
Then shall your light break forth like the dawn, and your healing shall spring up speedily; your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard.

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