1 «To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah.» LORD, thou hast beenThey confess that God's free mercy was the cause of their deliverance because he loved the land which he had chosen.favourable unto thy land: thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob.
2 Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people, thou hastYou have buried them that they will not come into judgment.covered all their sin. Selah.
3 Thou hast taken away all thy wrath: thou hast turned [thyself] from theNot only in withdrawing your rod, but in forgiving sins, and in touching our hearts to confess them.fierceness of thine anger.
4 Turne vs, O God of our saluation, and release thine anger toward vs.
5 Wilt thou be angry with usAs in times past they had felt God's mercies, so now being oppressed by the long continuance of evil, they pray to God that according to his nature he would be merciful to them.for ever? wilt thou draw out thine anger to all generations?
6 Wilt thou not turne againe & quicken vs, that thy people may reioyce in thee?
7 Shew us thy mercy, O LORD, and grant us thyHe confesses that our salvation comes only from God's mercy.salvation.
8 I will hear what God the LORD will speak: for he will speakHe will send all prosperity to his Church, when he has sufficiently corrected them, also by his punishments the faithful will learn to beware that they not return the same offences.peace unto his people, and to his saints: but let them not turn again to folly.
9 Surely his saluation is neere to them that feare him, that glory may dwell in our land.
10 Mercie and trueth shall meete: righteousnes and peace shall kisse one another.
11 Though for a time God thus exercises them with his rods, yet under the kingdom of Christ they should have peace and joy.Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven.
12 Yea, the Lord shall giue good things, and our land shall giue her increase.
13 Justice will then flourish and have free course and passage in every place.Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set [us] in the way of his steps.