Psalm 30
Holman Christian Standard Bible

Joy in the Morning

A psalm; a dedication song for the house. Davidic.

1I will exalt You, LORD,

because You have lifted me upa

and have not allowed my enemies

to triumph over me.b

2LORD my God,

I cried to You for help, and You healed me.c

3LORD, You brought me up from Sheol;d

You spared me from among those

going downe to the Pit.f

4Sing to Yahweh, you His faithful ones,

and praise His holy name.g

5For His anger lasts only a moment,

but His favor, a lifetime.

Weeping may spend the night,

but there is joy in the morning.h

6When I was secure, I said,

I will never be shaken.”i

7LORD, when You showed Your favor,

You made me stand like a strong mountain;j

when You hid Your face, I was terrified.k

8LORD, I called to You;

I sought favor from my Lord:l

9What gain is there in my death,

if I go down to the Pit?

Will the dust praise You?

Will it proclaim Your truth?m

10LORD, listen and be gracious to me;

LORD, be my helper.”n

11You turned my lament into dancing;

You removed my sackcloth

and clothed me with gladness,o

12so that I can sing to You and not be silent.

LORD my God, I will praise You forever.p


Footnotes:
a. 30:1 Ps 3:3
b. 30:1 Ps 25:2; 35:19
c. 30:2 Ps 88:13
d. 30:3 Ps 86:13
e. 30:3 Some Hb mss, LXX, Theod, Orig, Syr; other Hb mss, Aq, Sym, Tg, Jer read from going down
f. 30:3 Ps 28:1; 88:4; 143:7
g. 30:4 Ps 50:5; 149:1
h. 30:5 Ps 103:9; Is 54:7-8; 2Co 4:17
i. 30:6 Ps 10:6; 62:2,6
j. 30:7 Ps 20:8
k. 30:7 Ps 104:29
l. 30:8 Ps 119:58
m. 30:9 Ps 6:5; 88:10-12
n. 30:10 Ps 4:1; 27:7
o. 30:11 Ec 3:4; Is 61:10; Jr 31:13
p. 30:12 Ps 44:8; 108:1
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