deliverance and peace greet each other with a kiss. 2
85:11 Faithfulness grows from the ground,
and deliverance looks down from the sky. 3
and our land will yield 5 its crops.
2 sn Deliverance and peace greet each other with a kiss. The psalmist personifies these abstract qualities to emphasize that God’s loyal love and faithfulness will yield deliverance and peace for his people.
3 sn The psalmist already sees undeniable signs of God’s faithfulness and expects deliverance to arrive soon.
4 tn Heb “what is good.”
5 tn Both “bestow” and “yield” translate the same Hebrew verb (נָתַן, natan). The repetition of the word emphasizes that agricultural prosperity is the direct result of divine blessing.