Psalm 30

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1 A Psalm of David. A song at the dedication of the temple. I will extol you, O Lord, for you have drawn me up and have not let my foes rejoice over me. (2Sa 5:11; 1Ch 22:1; Ps 13:4; Ps 25:2; Ps 35:19; Ps 35:24; Ps 107:32) 2 O Lord my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me. (Ps 6:2; Ps 88:13) 3 O Lord, you have brought up my soul from Sheol; you restored me to life from among those who go down to the pit.[1] (Ps 16:10; Ps 28:1) 4 Sing praises to the Lord, O you his saints, and give thanks to his holy name.[2] (1Ch 16:4; Ps 50:5; Ps 97:12) 5 For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime.[3] Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning. (Job 33:26; Ps 63:3; Ps 103:9; Ps 126:5; Isa 26:20; Isa 54:7; 2Co 4:17) 6 As for me, I said in my prosperity, “I shall never be moved.” (Job 29:18; Ps 10:6; Pr 1:32) 7 By your favor, O Lord, you made my mountain stand strong; you hid your face; I was dismayed. (De 31:17; 2Sa 5:9; 2Sa 24:10; Ps 104:29) 8 To you, O Lord, I cry, and to the Lord I plead for mercy: (Ps 142:1) 9 “What profit is there in my death,[4] if I go down to the pit?[5] Will the dust praise you? Will it tell of your faithfulness? (Ps 6:5) 10 Hear, O Lord, and be merciful to me! O Lord, be my helper!” (Ps 27:7) 11 You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; you have loosed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness, (Ex 15:20; 2Sa 6:14; Ps 149:3; Ps 150:4; Jer 31:4; Jer 31:13; La 5:15) 12 that my glory may sing your praise and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever! (Ps 16:9)