Psalm 30 English Standard Version

Thanksgiving for Deliverance from Death

30 1  I will extol you, O Lord, for you have drawn me up and have not let my foes rejoice over me. 2  O Lord my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me. 3  O Lord, you have brought up my soul from Sheol; you restored me to life from among those who go down to the pit.[1] 4  Sing praises to the Lord, O you his saints, and give thanks to his holy name.[2] 5  For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime.[3] Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.

6  As for me, I said in my prosperity, "I shall never be moved." 7  By your favor, O Lord, you made my mountain stand strong; you hid your face; I was dismayed. 8  To you, O Lord, I cry, and to the Lord I plead for mercy: 9  "What profit is there in my death,[4] if I go down to the pit?[5] Will the dust praise you? Will it tell of your faithfulness? 10  Hear, O Lord, and be merciful to me! O Lord, be my helper!" 11  You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; you have loosed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness, 12  that my glory may sing your praise and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever!


[1] 30:3 Or to life, that I should not go down to the pit

[2] 30:4 Hebrew to the memorial of his holiness (see Exodus 3:15)

[3] 30:5 Or and in his favor is life

[4] 30:9 Hebrew in my blood

[5] 30:9 Or to corruption

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