For the director. Of the sons of Ko′rah. A melody.
1You have taken pleasure, O Jehovah, in your land;
You have brought back the ones taken captive of Jacob.
2You have pardoned the error of your people;
You have covered all their sin. Se′lah.
3You have controlled all your fury;
You have turned back from the heat of your anger.
4Gather us back, O God of our salvation,
And break off your vexation with us.
5Is it to time indefinite that you will be incensed at us?
Will you draw out your anger to generation after generation?
6Will you yourself not enliven us again,
That your people themselves may rejoice in you?
7Show us, O Jehovah, your loving‐kindness,
And your salvation may you give to us.
8I will hear what the [true] God Jehovah will speak,
For he will speak peace to his people and to his loyal ones,
But let them not return to self‐confidence.
9Surely his salvation is near to those fearing him,
For glory to reside in our land.
10As for loving‐kindness and trueness, they have met each other;
Righteousness and peace—they have kissed each other.
11Trueness itself will sprout out of the very earth,
And righteousness itself will look down from the very heavens.
12Also, Jehovah, for his part, will give what is good,
And our own land will give its yield.
13Before him righteousness itself will walk,
And it will make a way by his steppings.