To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah (Qorach).
1 יהוה, You have been favourable unto Your land; You have brought back the captivity of Jacob (Yaaqov).
2 You have forgiven the iniquity of Your people, You have covered all their sin. Selah.
3 You have taken away all Your wrath; You have turned Yourself from the fierceness of Your anger.
4 Turn us, O God (Elohim) of our salvation, and cause Your anger toward us to cease.
5 Wilt You be angry with us forever? Wilt You draw out Your anger to all generations?
6 Wilt You not revive us again, that Your people may rejoice in You?
7 Shew us Your mercy, O יהוה, and grant us Your salvation.
8 I will hear what God (El) יהוה will speak, for He will speak peace unto His people, and to His faithful ones (chasidim); but let them not turn again to folly.
9 Surely His salvation is near them that fear Him; that glory may dwell in our land.
10 Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
11 Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven.
12 Yea, יהוה shall give that which is good; and our land shall yield her increase.
13 Righteousness shall go before Him; and shall set us in the way of His steps.