Psalm 30 - Thanksgiving for Recovery from Grave Illness

A Psalm. A Song at the dedication of the temple.

Of David.


I will extol you, O Lord, for you have drawn me up, and did not let my foes rejoice over me. O Lord my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me. O Lord, you brought up my soul from Sheol, restored me to life from among those gone down to the Pit.[a]


Sing praises to the Lord, O you his faithful ones, and give thanks to his holy name. For his anger is but for a moment; his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may linger for the night, but joy comes with the morning.


As for me, I said in my prosperity, “I shall never be moved.” By your favor, O Lord, you had established me as a strong mountain; you hid your face; I was dismayed.


To you, O Lord, I cried, and to the Lord I made supplication: “What profit is there in my death, if I go down to the Pit? Will the dust praise you? Will it tell of your faithfulness? 10 Hear, O Lord, and be gracious to me! O Lord, be my helper!”


11 You have turned my mourning into dancing; you have taken off my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, 12 so that my soul[b] may praise you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever.


Footnotes

a. Psalm 30:3 Or that I should not go down to the Pit

b. Psalm 30:12 Heb that glory


New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

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