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Psalm 30 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Joy Comes with the Morning

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 30:1 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 30:2 - O LORD my God, I cried to you for help,
and you have healed me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 30:3 - O LORD, you have brought up my soul from Sheol;
you restored me to life from among those who go down to the pit.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 30:4 - Sing praises to the LORD, O you his saints,
and give thanks to his holy name.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 30:5 - For his anger is but for a moment,
and his favor is for a lifetime.[fn]
Weeping may tarry for the night,
but joy comes with the morning.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 30:6 - As for me, I said in my prosperity,
“I shall never be moved.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 30:7 - By your favor, O LORD,
you made my mountain stand strong;
you hid your face;
I was dismayed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 30:8 - To you, O LORD, I cry,
and to the Lord I plead for mercy:
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 30:9 - “What profit is there in my death,[fn]
if I go down to the pit?[fn]
Will the dust praise you?
Will it tell of your faithfulness?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 30:10 - Hear, O LORD, and be merciful to me!
O LORD, be my helper!”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 30:11 - You have turned for me my mourning into dancing;
you have loosed my sackcloth
and clothed me with gladness,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 30:12 - that my glory may sing your praise and not be silent.
O LORD my God, I will give thanks to you forever!
ESV Footnotes
Or to life, that I should not go down to the pit
Hebrew to the memorial of his holiness (see Exodus 3:15)
Or and in his favor is life
Hebrew in my blood
Or to corruption

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