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Psalm 30

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David praises God for his deliverance.

A Psalm. A Song for the Dedication of the Temple. By David.

30:1 I will extol you, Yahweh, for you have raised me up,
and have not made my foes to rejoice over me.

30:2 Yahweh my God, I cried to you,
and you have healed me.

30:3 Yahweh, you have brought up my soul from Sheol.
You have kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.

He exhorts others to praise him by example of God's dealings with him.

30:4 Sing praise to Yahweh, you saints of his.
Give thanks to his holy name.

30:5 For his anger is but for a moment.
His favor is for a lifetime.
Weeping may stay for the night,
but joy comes in the morning.

30:6 As for me, I said in my prosperity,
“I shall never be moved.”

30:7 You, Yahweh, when you favored me, made my mountain stand strong;
but when you hid your face, I was troubled.

30:8 I cried to you, Yahweh.
To Yahweh I made supplication:

30:9 “What profit is there in my destruction, if I go down to the pit?
Shall the dust praise you?
Shall it declare your truth?

30:10 Hear, Yahweh, and have mercy on me.
Yahweh, be my helper.”

30:11 You have turned my mourning into dancing for me.
You have removed my sackcloth, and clothed me with gladness,

30:12 To the end that my heart may sing praise to you, and not be silent.
Yahweh my God, I will give thanks to you forever!

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