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Psalms 30

A psalm. A song. For the dedication of the temple. Of David.

1 I[1] [Title: temple; Or palace] will exalt you, O Lord,
     for you lifted me out of the depths
     and did not let my enemies gloat over me.
2 O Lord my God, I called to you for help
     and you healed me.
3 O Lord, you brought me up from the grave(2);
     you spared me from going down into the pit.
4 Sing to the Lord, you saints of his;
     praise his holy name.
5 For his anger lasts only a moment,
     but his favor lasts a lifetime;
weeping may remain for a night,
     but rejoicing comes in the morning.
6 When I felt secure, I said,
     "I will never be shaken."
7 O Lord, when you favored me,
     you made my mountain(3) stand firm;
but when you hid your face,
     I was dismayed.
8 To you, O Lord, I called;
     to the Lord I cried for mercy:
9 "What gain is there in my destruction,(4)
     in my going down into the pit?
Will the dust praise you?
     Will it proclaim your faithfulness?
10 Hear, O Lord, and be merciful to me;
     O 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 to you and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give you thanks forever.