Yahweh, you have been favorable to your land;
You have brought back the captivity of Jacob.
2 You have forgiven the iniquity of your people;
You have covered all their sin.
3 You have taken away all your wrath;
You have turned yourself from the fierceness of your anger.
4 Turn us, O Elohim of our salvation,
And cause your indignation toward us to cease.
5 Will you be angry with us forever?
Will you draw out your anger to all generations?
6 Will you not quicken us again,
That your people may rejoice in you?
7 Show us your lovingkindness, O Yahweh,
And grant us your salvation.
8 I will hear what El Yahweh will speak;
For he will speak peace to his people, and to his saints:
But let them not turn again to folly.
9 Surely his salvation is near them that fear him,
That glory, may dwell in our land.
10 Mercy and truth have met together;
Righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
11 Truth springs out of the earth;
And righteousness has looked down from heaven.
12 Yes, Yahweh will give that which is good;
And our land shall yield its increase.
13 Righteousness shall go before him,
And shall make his footsteps a way to walk in.
A Prayer of David.
Bow down your ear, O Yahweh, and answer me;
For I am poor and needy.
2 Preserve my soul; for I am righteous:
O you my Elohim, save your servant that trusts in you.
3 Be merciful to me, O Yahweh;
For to you do I cry all the day long.
4 Rejoice the soul of your servant;
For to you, O Yahweh, do I lift up my soul.
5 For you, Yahweh, are good, and ready to forgive,
And abundant in lovingkindness to all them that call upon you.
6 Give ear, O Yahweh, to my prayer;
And listen to the voice of my supplications.
7 In the day of my trouble I will call upon you;
For you will answer me.
8 There is none like you among the elohim, O Yahweh;
Neither are there any works like to your works.
9 All nations whom you have made shall come and worship before you, O Yahweh;
And they shall glorify your name.
10 For you are great, and do wondrous things:
You are Elohim alone.
11 Teach me your way, O Yahweh;
I will walk in your truth:
Unite my heart to fear your name.
12 I will praise you, O Yahweh my Elohim, with my whole heart;
And I will glorify your name for evermore.
13 For great is your lovingkindness toward me;
And you have delivered my soul from the lowest Sheol.
14 O Elohim, the proud have risen up against me,
And a company of violent men have sought after my soul,
And have not set you before them.
15 But you, O Yahweh, are an El merciful and gracious,
Slow to anger, and abundant in lovingkindness and truth.
16 Oh turn to me, and have mercy upon me;
Give your strength to your servant,
And save the son of your handmaid.
17 Show me a token for good,
That they who hate me may see it, and be put to shame.
Because you, Yahweh, have helped me, and comforted me.
A Psalm of the sons of Korah; a Song.
His foundation is in the holy mountains.
2 Yahweh loves the gates of Zion
More than all the dwellings of Jacob.
3 Glorious things are spoken of you,
O city of Elohim.
4 I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon as among them that know me:
Behold, Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia:
This one was born there.
5 Yes, of Zion it shall be said,
This one and that one was born in her;
And the Most High himself will establish her.
6 Yahweh will count, when he writes up the peoples,
This one was born there.
7 They that sing as well as they that dance shall say,
All my fountains are in you.
A Song, a Psalm of the sons of Korah; for the Chief Musician; set to Mahalath Leannoth. Maschil of Heman the Ezrahite.