You forgave the iniquity of Your people;
You covered all their sin.
3You withdrew all Your fury;
You turned away from Your burning anger.
4Restore us, O God of our salvation,
And cause Your indignation toward us to cease.
5Will You be angry with us forever?
Will You prolong Your anger to all generations?
6Will You not Yourself revive us again,
That Your people may rejoice in You?
7Show us Your lovingkindness, O LORD,
And grant us Your salvation.
8I will hear what God the LORD will say;
For He will speak peace to His people, to His godly ones;
But let them not turn back to folly.
9Surely His salvation is near to those who fear Him,
That glory may dwell in our land.
10Lovingkindness and truth have met together;
Righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
11Truth springs from the earth,
And righteousness looks down from heaven.
12Indeed, the LORD will give what is good,
And our land will yield its produce.
13Righteousness will go before Him
And will make His footsteps into a way.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people; Thou hast covered all their sin. Selah
Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people: thou hast covered all their sins.
Darby Bible Translation
Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people; thou hast covered all their sin. Selah.
English Revised Version
Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people, thou hast covered all their sin. Selah
Webster's Bible Translation
Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people, thou hast covered all their sin. Selah.
World English Bible
You have forgiven the iniquity of your people. You have covered all their sin. Selah.
Young's Literal Translation
Thou hast borne away the iniquity of Thy people, Thou hast covered all their sin. Selah.
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