1 To the chief musician, by the sons of Korach, a psalm. Thou hast been favorable, O Lord, unto thy land: thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob.
2 Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people: thou hast covered over all their sin. Selah.
3 Thou hast taken away all thy wrath: thou hast relinquished the fierceness of thy anger.
4 Return to us, O God of our salvation, and cause thy illwill toward us to cease.
5 Wilt thou be wroth with us for ever? wilt thou extend thy anger from generation to generation?
6 Wilt thou not now revive us again, that thy people may rejoice in thee?
7 Show us thy kindness, O Lord, and grant us thy salvation.
8 I will hear what God the Lord will speak; for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his pious ones: only let them not turn again to folly.
9 Surely, nigh is his salvation unto those that fear him: that glory may dwell in our land.
10 Kindness and truth are met together: righteousness and peace kiss each other.
11 Truth will grow up out of the earth, and righteousness will look down from heaven.
12 Yea, the Lord will also give the good, and our land will yield its products.
13 Righteousness will walk firmly before him, and will make level the way by its steps.