Psalm 30
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Psalm 30

A psalm – a song used at the dedication of the temple; by David.

1I will praise you, O Lord, for you lifted me up,

and did not allow my enemies to gloat over me.

2O Lord my God,

I cried out to you and you healed me.

3O Lord, you pulled me up from Sheol;

you rescued me from among those descending into the grave.

4Sing to the Lord, you faithful followers of his;

give thanks to his holy name.

5For his anger lasts only a brief moment,

and his good favor restores one’s life.

One may experience sorrow during the night,

but joy arrives in the morning.

6In my self-confidence I said,

“I will never be upended.”

7O Lord, in your good favor you made me secure.

Then you rejected me and I was terrified.

8To you, O Lord, I cried out;

I begged the Lord for mercy:

9“What profit is there in taking my life,

in my descending into the Pit?

Can the dust of the grave praise you?

Can it declare your loyalty?

10Hear, O Lord, and have mercy on me!

O Lord, deliver me!”

11Then you turned my lament into dancing;

you removed my sackcloth and covered me with joy.

12So now my heart will sing to you and not be silent;

O Lord my God, I will always give thanks to you.

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