Psalm 30:1-12

  • Mourning changed into rejoicing

    • God’s favor is for a lifetime (5)

A melody. A song of inauguration of the house. Of David. 30  I will exalt you, O Jehovah, for you have lifted* me up;You did not let my enemies rejoice over me.+   O Jehovah my God, I cried to you for help, and you healed me.+   O Jehovah, you have lifted me* up from the Grave.*+ You kept me alive; you spared me from sinking into the pit.*+   Sing praises* to Jehovah, you his loyal ones,+Give thanks to his holy name;*+   Because being under his anger is only for a moment,+But being in his favor* is for a lifetime.+ Weeping may come in the evening, but in the morning, there is a joyful cry.+   When I was untroubled, I said: “I will never be shaken.”*   O Jehovah, while I was in your favor,* you made me as strong as a mountain.+ But when you hid your face, I became terrified.+   To you, O Jehovah, I kept calling;+And to Jehovah, I kept pleading for favor.   What profit is there in my death,* in my going down to the pit?*+ Will the dust praise you?+ Will it tell of your faithfulness?+ 10  Hear, O Jehovah, and show me favor.+ O Jehovah, become my helper.+ 11  You have changed my mourning into dancing;You have removed my sackcloth, and you clothe me with rejoicing, 12  So that I* may sing your praise and not keep silent. O Jehovah my God, I will praise you forever.


Or “drawn.”
Or “my soul.”
Or “Sheol,” that is, the common grave of mankind. See Glossary.
Or “grave.”
Or “Make music.”
Lit., “memorial.”
Or “goodwill.”
Or “will never stagger (totter).”
Or “goodwill.”
Lit., “blood.”
Or “grave.”
Or “my glory.”