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GOD'S WORD ® Translation
[For the choir director; a psalm by Korah's descendants.] You favored your land, O LORD. You restored the fortunes of Jacob.
2You removed your people's guilt. You pardoned all their sins. [Selah]
3You laid aside all your fury. You turned away from your burning anger.
4Restore us, O God, our savior. Put an end to your anger against us.
5Will you be angry with us forever? Will you ever let go of your anger in the generations to come?
6Won't you restore our lives again so that your people may find joy in you?
7Show us your mercy, O LORD, by giving us your salvation.
8I want to hear what God the LORD says, because he promises peace to his people, to his godly ones. But they must not go back to their stupidity.
9Indeed, his salvation is near those who fear him, and [his] glory will remain in our land.
10Mercy and truth have met. Righteousness and peace have kissed.
11Truth sprouts from the ground, and righteousness looks down from heaven.
12The LORD will certainly give us what is good, and our land will produce crops.
13Righteousness will go ahead of him and make a path for his steps.