New English Translation
For the music director; written by the Korahites, a psalm.
1 O LORD, you showed favor to your land; you restored the well-being of Jacob.
2 You pardoned the wrongdoing of your people; you forgave all their sin. (Selah)
3 You withdrew all your fury; you turned back from your raging anger.
4 Restore us, O God our deliverer! Do not be displeased with us!
5 Will you stay mad at us forever? Will you remain angry throughout future generations?
6 Will you not revive us once more? Then your people will rejoice in you!
7 O LORD, show us your loyal love! Bestow on us your deliverance!
8 I will listen to what God the LORD says. For he will make peace with his people, his faithful followers. Yet they must not return to their foolish ways.
9 Certainly his loyal followers will soon experience his deliverance; then his splendor will again appear in our land.
10 Loyal love and faithfulness meet; deliverance and peace greet each other with a kiss.
11 Faithfulness grows from the ground, and deliverance looks down from the sky.
12 Yes, the LORD will bestow his good blessings, and our land will yield its crops.
13 Deliverance goes before him, and prepares a pathway for him.
King James Version
To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah.
1 LORD, thou hast been favourable unto thy land: thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob.
2 Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people, thou hast covered all their sin. Selah.
3 Thou hast taken away all thy wrath: thou hast turned thyself from the fierceness of thine anger.
4 Turn us, O God of our salvation, and cause thine anger toward us to cease.
5 Wilt thou be angry with us for ever? wilt thou draw out thine anger to all generations?
6 Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?
7 Shew us thy mercy, 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 saints: but let them not turn again to folly.
9 Surely his salvation is nigh 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, the LORD 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.