Psalms 85:11

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Truth shall spring out of the earth: and righteousnesse shall looke downe from heauen.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Truth springs from the earth, And righteousness looks down from heaven.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Truth springeth out of the earth; And righteousness hath looked down from heaven.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Faith comes up from the earth like a plant; righteousness is looking down from heaven.
- Basic English Bible

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

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

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

Truth from the earth springeth up, And righteousness from heaven looketh out,
- Youngs Literal Bible

(85:12) Truth springeth out of the earth; and righteousness hath looked down from heaven.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 85:11


85:11 Truth - Truth among men. Righteousness - And God's justice shall be satisfied: he shall look down upon sinful men with a smiling countenance.


Discussion for Psalms 85

  • C.H
    I enjoy reading the psalm it always give me a piece of mind my favorite vs is Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
  • Annie
    Father you are God of all creation and the ruler of our hearts. Of sinful ways Father forgive us and draw us to you. May our one desire be to stay in your presence free from sin as we call on your name. For God you are worthy of our devotion. In Jesus name we pray Amen.
  • Onesimus
    He is so gracious to bring His people back to Him. Not leaving them in condemnation provided we confess our sins.
  • Liz
    a song Lord you came To mI did not understand the Comforter came I am happy again as I am the work of your hands Lord you are the Way let me walk with you each day I 've had blessings untold worth so much more than gold keep me 'till I leave this land The friends you send my way give them your blessings each day touch their heart make them whole as it was foretold in Isaiah the good book of old Then Love will rule the world Love will rule the world Our God of Love from Heaven above will rule the world
  • When this condition is met, there is a genuine restoration of Israel by God, not a counterfeit restoration we see now.
  • Dr. Peter H. Burgess for verse 6
    Our nation has not had a Holy Ghost revival in many decades. Furthermore our churches are the greatest failure in this matter. There is no revivalist in our time, men of the Charles Finney caliber. Thus I employ this poignant passage for our perusal.

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