Bible: Psalm 30

Psalm 30 1 

30:1 A psalm – a song used at the dedication of the temple; 2  by David.

I will praise you, O Lord, for you lifted me up, 3 

and did not allow my enemies to gloat 4  over me.

30:2 O Lord my God,

I cried out to you and you healed me. 5 

30:3 O Lord, you pulled me 6  up from Sheol;

you rescued me from among those descending into the grave. 7 

30:4 Sing to the Lord, you faithful followers 8  of his;

give thanks to his holy name. 9 

30:5 For his anger lasts only a brief moment,

and his good favor restores one’s life. 10 

One may experience sorrow during the night,

but joy arrives in the morning. 11 

30:6 In my self-confidence I said,

I will never be upended.” 12 

30:7 O Lord, in your good favor you made me secure. 13 

Then you rejected me 14  and I was terrified.

30:8 To you, O Lord, I cried out;

I begged the Lord for mercy: 15 

30:9What 16  profit is there in taking my life, 17 

in my descending into the Pit? 18 

Can the dust of the grave 19  praise you?

Can it declare your loyalty? 20 

30:10 Hear, O Lord, and have mercy on me!

O Lord, deliver me! 21 

30:11 Then you turned my lament into dancing;

you removed my sackcloth and covered me with joy. 22 

30:12 So now 23  my heart 24  will sing to you and not be silent;

O Lord my God, I will always 25  give thanks to you.

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