Psalm 30
International Standard Version

A Davidic Psalm for the dedication of the Temple.

Thanksgiving for Deliverance

1I exalt you, LORD,

for you have lifted me up,

and my enemies could not gloat over me.

2LORD, my God!

I cried out to you for help

and you healed me.

3LORD, you brought me from death;a

you kept me alive so that I did not descend into the Pit.b

4You, his godly ones,

sing to the LORD,

give thanks at the mention of his holiness.

5For his wrath is only momentary;

yet his favor is for a lifetime.

Weeping may lodge for the night,

but shouts of joy will come in the morning.

6As for me,

I said in my prosperity,

“I will never be moved.”

7By your favor, LORD,

you established me as a strong mountain;

Then you hid your face,

and I was dismayed.

8I cried out to you, LORD,

and I make supplication to the Lord:

9“What profit is there in my deathc if I go down to the Pit?d

Can dust worship you?

Can it proclaim your faithfulness?”

10Hear me, LORD,

and have mercy on me!

LORD, help me!

11You have turned my mourning into dancing;

you took off my sackcloth

and clothed me with a garment of joy,

12so that I may sing praise to you

and not remain silent.

LORD, my God,

I will give you thanks forever!


Footnotes:
a 30:3 Lit. Sheol, a reference to the realm of the dead
b 30:3 i.e. the place of punishment in the afterlife
c 30:9 Lit. my blood
d 30:9 i.e. the place of punishment in the afterlife



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