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Psalm 30


A psalm.  A song.  For the dedication of the temple.[a]  Of David.



1                    I will exalt you, O LORD, for you lifted me out of the depths and did not let my enemies gloat over me.


2                    O LORD my God, I called to you for help and you healed me.


3                    O LORD, you brought me up from the grave [b] ; you spared me from going down into the pit.


4                    Sing to the LORD, you saints of His; praise His holy name.


5                    For His anger lasts only a moment, but His favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.


6                    When I felt secure, I said, “I will never be shaken.”


7                    O LORD, when you favored me, you made my mountain [c] stand firm; but when you hid your face, I was dismayed.


8                    To you, O LORD, I called; to the LORD I cried for mercy:


9                    “What gain is there in my destruction, [d] in my going down to the pit?  Will the dust praise you?  Will it proclaim your faithfulness?


10               Hear, O LORD, and be merciful to me; O LORD, be my help.”


11               You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothe me with joy,


12               that my heart may sing to you and not be silent.  O LORD my God, I will give you thanks forever.

[a]Title: Or palace

[b]3 Hebrew Sheol

[c]7 Or hill country

[d]9 Or there if I am silenced