A psalm – a song used at the dedication of the temple;2 by David.
30:1 I will praise you, O Lord, for you lifted me up,3
and did not allow my enemies to gloat4 over me.
30:2 O Lord my God,
I cried out to you and you healed me.5
30:3 O Lord, you pulled me6 up from Sheol;
you rescued me from among those descending into the grave.7
30:4 Sing to the Lord, you faithful followers8 of his;
give thanks to his holy name.9
30:5 For his anger lasts only a brief moment,
and his good favor restores one’s life.10
One may experience sorrow during the night,
but joy arrives in the morning.11
30:6 In my self-confidence I said,
“I will never be upended.”12
30:7 O Lord, in your good favor you made me secure.13
Then you rejected me14 and I was terrified.
30:8 To you, O Lord, I cried out;
I begged the Lord for mercy:15
30:9 “What16 profit is there in taking my life,17
in my descending into the Pit?18
Can the dust of the grave19 praise you?
Can it declare your loyalty?20
30:10 Hear, O Lord, and have mercy on me!
O Lord, deliver me!”21
30:11 Then you turned my lament into dancing;
you removed my sackcloth and covered me with joy.22
30:12 So now23 my heart24 will sing to you and not be silent;
O Lord my God, I will always25 give thanks to you.