Psalms 30

Psalm 301

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.

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