Psalm 30:5
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English Standard Version
For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.

King James Bible
For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

American Standard Version
For his anger is but for a moment; His favor is for a life-time: Weeping may tarry for the night, But joy cometh in the morning.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For wrath is in his indignation; and life in his good will. In the evening weeping shall have place, and in the morning gladness.

English Revised Version
For his anger is but for a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may tarry for the night, but joy cometh in the morning.

Webster's Bible Translation
For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favor is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Luther renders it: "The Lord sitteth to prepare a Flood," thus putting meaning into the unintelligible rendering of the Vulgate and lxx; and in fact a meaning that accords with the language - for ישׁב ל is most certainly intended to be understood after the analogy of ישׁב למשׁפט, Psalm 122:5, cf. Psalm 9:8 - just as much as with the context; for the poet has not thus far expressly referred to the torrents of rain, in which the storm empties itself. Engelhardt also (Lutherische Zeitschrift, 1861, 216f.), Kurtz (Bibel und Astronomie, S. 568, Aufl. 4), Riehm (Liter. - Blatt of the Allgem. Kirchen-Zeit., 1864, S. 110), and others understand by מבול the quasi-flood of the torrent of rain accompanying the lightning and thunder. But the word is not למבול, but למּבול, and המּבּוּל (Syr. momûl) occurs exclusively in Genesis 6-11 as the name of the great Flood. Every tempest, however, calls to mind this judgment and its merciful issue, for it comes before us in sacred history as the first appearance of rain with lightning and thunder, and of the bow in the clouds speaking its message of peace (Genesis, S. 276). The retrospective reference to this event is also still further confirmed by the aorist ויּשׁב which follows the perfect ישׁב (Hofmann, Schriftbeweis i. 208). Jahve - says the poet - sat (upon His throne) at the Flood (to execute it), and sits (enthroned) in consequence thereof, or since that time, as this present revelation of Him in the tempest shows, as King for ever, inasmuch as He rules down here upon earth from His throne in the heavens (Psalm 115:16) in wrath and in mercy, judging and dispensing blessing. Here upon earth He has a people, whom from above He endows with a share of His own might and blesses with peace, while the tempests of His wrath burst over their foes. How expressive is בּשּׁלום as the closing word of this particular Psalm! It spans the Psalm like a rain-bow. The opening of the Psalm shows us the heavens opened and the throne of God in the midst of the angelic songs of praise, and the close of the Psalm shows us, on earth, His people victorious and blessed with peace (בּ as in Genesis 24:1

(Note: The Holy One, blessed be He-says the Mishna, Uksin iii. 12, with reference to this passage in the Psalms-has not found any other vessel (כלי) to hold the blessing specially allotted to Israel but peace.))

in the midst of Jahve's voice of anger, which shakes all things. Gloria in excelsis is its beginning, and pax in terris its conclusion.

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For

Psalm 103:9,17 He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever...

Isaiah 26:20 Come, my people, enter you into your chambers, and shut your doors about you: hide yourself as it were for a little moment...

Isaiah 54:7,8 For a small moment have I forsaken you; but with great mercies will I gather you...

Isaiah 57:15,16 For thus said the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place...

2 Corinthians 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, works for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

his anger [heb.] there is but a moment in his anger
in his

Psalm 16:11 You will show me the path of life: in your presence is fullness of joy; at your right hand there are pleasures for ever more.

Psalm 36:7-9 How excellent is your loving kindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of your wings...

Psalm 63:3 Because your loving kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise you.

Revelation 22:1,17 And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb...

weeping

Psalm 6:6-9 I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears...

Psalm 56:8-11 You tell my wanderings: put you my tears into your bottle: are they not in your book...

Psalm 126:5,6 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy...

Isaiah 38:3-5 And said, Remember now, O LORD, I beseech you, how I have walked before you in truth and with a perfect heart...

Matthew 5:4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

John 16:20-22 Truly, truly, I say to you, That you shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and you shall be sorrowful...

2 Corinthians 7:9,10 Now I rejoice, not that you were made sorry, but that you sorrowed to repentance: for you were made sorry after a godly manner...

for a night [heb] in the evening
joy [heb] singing
in the

Psalm 46:5 God is in the middle of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.

Psalm 59:16 But I will sing of your power; yes, I will sing aloud of your mercy in the morning...

Psalm 143:8 Cause me to hear your loving kindness in the morning; for in you do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk...

Genesis 32:24 And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.

Hosea 6:3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come to us as the rain...

Cross References
2 Corinthians 4:17
For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison,

Psalm 103:9
He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger forever.

Psalm 118:1
Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!

Psalm 126:5
Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy!

Isaiah 12:1
You will say in that day: "I will give thanks to you, O LORD, for though you were angry with me, your anger turned away, that you might comfort me.

Isaiah 26:20
Come, my people, enter your chambers, and shut your doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until the fury has passed by.

Isaiah 54:7
For a brief moment I deserted you, but with great compassion I will gather you.

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