Psalm 30 New International Version

Thanksgiving for Deliverance from Death

30 1  [1][2]I will exalt you, Lord, for you lifted me out of the depths and did not let my enemies gloat over me. 2  Lord my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me. 3  You, Lord, brought me up from the realm of the dead; you spared me from going down to the pit. 4  Sing the praises of the Lord, you his faithful people; praise his holy name. 5  For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.

6  When I felt secure, I said, "I will never be shaken." 7  Lord, when you favored me, you made my royal mountain[3] stand firm; but when you hid your face, I was dismayed. 8  To you, Lord, I called; to the Lord I cried for mercy: 9  "What is gained if I am silenced, if I go down to the pit? Will the dust praise you? Will it proclaim your faithfulness? 10  Hear, Lord, and be merciful to me; Lord, be my help." 11  You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, 12  that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent. Lord my God, I will praise you forever.


[1] 30:1 In Hebrew texts 30:1-12 is numbered 30:2-13.

[2] 30:1 Title: Or "palace"

[3] 30:7 That is, Mount Zion

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