Psalms 30

Joy in the Morning

1A psalm; a dedication song for the house. Davidic.

I will exalt You, Lord,
because You have lifted me up a
and have not allowed my enemies
to triumph over me. b
2 Lord my God,
I cried to You for help, and You healed me. c
3 Lord, You brought me up from
Sheol: A Hebrew word for either the grave or the realm of the dead
Sheol; e
You spared me from among those
going down
Some Hb mss, LXX, Theod, Orig, Syr; other Hb mss, Aq, Sym, Tg, Jer read from going down
to the
Pit: Either the grave or the realm of the dead
Pit. h

4 Sing to
Yahweh/Yah: Or The Lord; the personal name of God in Hebrew; "Yah" is the shortened form of the name.
Yahweh, you His faithful ones,
and praise His holy name. j
5 For His anger lasts only a moment,
but His favor, a lifetime.
Weeping may spend the night,
but there is joy in the morning. k

6 When I was secure, I said,
“I will never be shaken.” l
7 Lord, when You showed Your favor,
You made me stand like a strong mountain; m
when You hid Your face, I was terrified. n
8 Lord, I called to You;
I sought favor from my Lord: o
9 “What gain is there in my death,
if I go down to the Pit?
Will the dust praise You?
Will it proclaim Your truth? p
10 Lord, listen and be gracious to me;
Lord, be my helper.” q

11 You turned my lament into dancing;
You removed my
sackcloth: Garment made of poor quality material and worn as a sign of grief and mourning
and clothed me with gladness, s
12 so that I can sing to You and not be silent.
Lord my God, I will praise You forever. t
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