For the music leader. Of the Korahites. A psalm.
1 LORD, you’ve been kind to your land;
you’ve changed Jacob’s circumstances for the better.
2You’ve forgiven your people’s wrongdoing;
you’ve covered all their sins. Selah
3You’ve stopped being furious;
you’ve turned away from your burning anger.
4You, the God who can save us, restore us!
Stop being angry with us!
5Will you be mad at us forever?
Will you prolong your anger from one generation to the next?
6Won’t you bring us back to life again
so that your people can rejoice in you?
7Show us your faithful love, LORD!
Give us your salvation!
8Let me hear what the LORD God says,
because he speaks peace to his people and to his faithful ones.
Don’t let them return to foolish ways.
9God’s salvation is very close to those who honor him
so that his glory can live in our land.
10Faithful love and truth have met;
righteousness and peace have kissed.
11Truth springs up from the ground;
righteousness gazes down from heaven.
12Yes, the LORD gives what is good,
and our land yields its produce.
13Righteousness walks before God,
making a road for his steps.