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Psalm 30 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Joy Comes with the Morning

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.

O LORD my God, I cried to you for help,

and you have healed me.

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]


Sing praises to the LORD, O you his saints,

and give thanks to his holy name.[fn]

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.


As for me, I said in my prosperity,

“I shall never be moved.”

By your favor, O LORD,

you made my mountain stand strong;

you hid your face;

I was dismayed.


To you, O LORD, I cry,

and to the Lord I plead for mercy:

“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?

10 Hear, O LORD, and be merciful to me!

O LORD, be my helper!”


11 You have turned for me my mourning into dancing;

you have loosed my sackcloth

and clothed me with gladness,

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

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version copyright © 2001, 2007, 2011, 2016 by Crossway Books and Bibles, a Publishing Ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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