A psalm of David. A song for the dedication of the Temple. 30 1I will exalt You, Lord, for You rescued me. You refused to let my enemies triumph over me. 2O Lord my God, I cried to You for help, and You restored my health. 3You brought me up from the grave,[N] O Lord. You kept me from falling into the pit of death. 4Sing to the Lord, all you godly ones! Praise His holy name. 5For His anger lasts only a moment, but His favor lasts a lifetime! Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning. 6When I was prosperous, I said, “Nothing can stop me now!” 7Your favor, O Lord, made me as secure as a mountain. Then You turned away from me, and I was shattered. 8I cried out to You, O Lord. I begged the Lord for mercy, saying, 9“What will You gain if I die, if I sink into the grave? Can my dust praise You? Can it tell of Your faithfulness? 10Hear me, Lord, and have mercy on me. Help me, O Lord.” 11You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy, 12that I might sing praises to You and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give You thanks forever!
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