A Psalm and Song at the dedication of the house of David.
1 I will extol thee, O LORD; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.
2 O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.
3 O LORD, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.
4 Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.* at…: or, to the memorial
5 For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.† his anger…: Heb. there is but a moment in his anger‡ for a night: Heb. in the evening§ joy: Heb. singing
6 And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved.
7 LORD, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain to stand strong: thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled.** made…: Heb. settled strength for my mountain
8 I cried to thee, O LORD; and unto the LORD I made supplication.
9 What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth?
10 Hear, O LORD, and have mercy upon me: LORD, be thou my helper.
11 Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;
12 To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.†† my glory: that is, my tongue, or, my soul
*30.4 at…: or, to the memorial
†30.5 his anger…: Heb. there is but a moment in his anger
‡30.5 for a night: Heb. in the evening
§30.5 joy: Heb. singing
**30.7 made…: Heb. settled strength for my mountain
††30.12 my glory: that is, my tongue, or, my soul