Psalm 30 Bible Commentary

John Wesley’s Explanatory Notes

(Read all of Psalm 30)

Verse 5

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

Cometh — Speedily and in due season.

Verse 7

[7] LORD, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain to stand strong: thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled.

Mountain — My kingdom: kingdoms are usually called mountains in prophetical writings.

Verse 9

[9] What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth?

Profit — What wilt thou gain by it? The dust - Shall they that are dead celebrate thy goodness in the land of the living? Or, shall my dust praise thee?

Verse 11

[11] Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;

Sackcloth — Given me occasion to put off that sackcloth, which they used to wear in times of mourning, Esther 4:1; Psalms 35:13; Isaiah 32:11; Joel 1:13.

Girded — With joy, as with a garment, surrounding me on every side.

Verse 12

[12] To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.

My glory — My tongue.