Prayer for God's Mercy upon the Nation.
For the choir director. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.
1 O LORD, You showed favor R2663 to Your land;
You restored R2664 F911 the captivity of Jacob.
2 You forgave R2665 the iniquity of Your people;
You covered R2666 all their sin. Selah. F912
3 You withdrew R2667 all Your fury;
You turned R2668 away from Your burning anger.
4 Restore R2669 us, O God of our salvation,
And cause R2670 Your indignation toward us to cease.
5 Will You R2671 be angry with us forever?
Will You prolong Your anger to all F913 generations?
6 Will You not Yourself revive R2672 F914 us again,
That Your people may rejoice R2673 in You?
7 Show us Your lovingkindness, O LORD,
And grant R2674 us Your salvation.
8 I F915 will hear what God the LORD will say;
For He will speak R2675 peace to His people, to F916 His godly ones;
But let them not turn R2676 back to folly. F917
9 Surely His R2677 salvation is near to those who fear F918 Him,
That glory R2678 may dwell in our land.
10 Lovingkindness R2679 and truth F919 have met together;
Righteousness R2680 and peace have kissed each other.
11 Truth F920 springs R2681 from the earth,
And righteousness looks down from heaven.
12 Indeed, the R2682 LORD will give what is good,
And our land R2683 will yield its produce.
13 Righteousness R2684 will go before Him
And will make His footsteps into a way.
F911: Lit following
F912: Lit ewes which gave suck, He...
F913: Lit come into
F914: Lit pasture
F915: Or our former iniquities
F916: Lit cover over, atone for
F917: Lit arm
F918: Lit the children of death
F919: Lit Their
F920: Or pasturing
R2663: Psalms 77:7; 106:4
R2664: Ezra 1:11; Psalms 14:7; 126:1; Jeremiah 30:18; Ezekiel 39:25; Hosea 6:11; Joel 3:1
R2665: Numbers 14:19; 1 Kings 8:34; Psalms 78:38; 103:3; Jeremiah 31:34
R2666: Psalms 32:1
R2667: Psalms 78:38; 106:23
R2668: Exodus 32:12; Deuteronomy 13:17; Psalms 106:23; Jonah 3:9
R2669: Psalms 80:3,7
R2670: Daniel 9:16
R2671: Psalms 74:1; 79:5; 80:4
R2672: Psalms 71:20; 80:18
R2673: Psalms 33:1; 90:14; 149:2
R2674: Psalms 106:4
R2675: Psalms 29:11; Haggai 2:9; Zechariah 9:10
R2676: Psalms 78:57; 2 Peter 2:21
R2677: Psalms 34:18; Isaiah 46:13
R2678: Psalms 84:11; Haggai 2:7; Zechariah 2:5; John 1:14
R2679: Psalms 25:10; 89:14; Proverbs 3:3
R2680: Psalms 72:3; Isaiah 32:17
R2681: Isaiah 45:8
R2682: Psalms 84:11; James 1:17
R2683: Leviticus 26:4; Psalms 67:6; Ezekiel 34:27; Zechariah 8:12
R2684: Psalms 89:14