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Psalm 30 International Children’s Bible (ICB)

Thanksgiving for Escaping Death

A song of David. A song for giving the Temple to the Lord.

30 I will praise you, Lord,
    because you rescued me.
    You did not let my enemies laugh at me.
Lord, my God, I prayed to you.
    And you healed me.
You lifted me out of the grave.
    You spared me from going down where the dead are.

Sing praises to the Lord, you who belong to him.
    Praise his holy name.
His anger lasts only a moment.
    But his kindness lasts for a lifetime.
Crying may last for a night.
    But joy comes in the morning.

When I felt safe, I said,
    “I will never fail.”
Lord, in your kindness you made my mountain safe.
    But when you turned away, I was frightened.

I called to you, Lord.
    I asked you to have mercy on me.
I said, “What good will it do if I die
    or if I go down to the grave?
Dust cannot praise you.
    It cannot speak about your truth.
10 Lord, hear me and be merciful to me.
    Lord, help me.”

11 You changed my sorrow into dancing.
    You took away my rough cloth, which shows sadness, and clothed me in happiness.
12 I will sing to you and not be silent.
    Lord, my God, I will praise you forever.

International Children’s Bible (ICB)

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Psalm 30 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 30[a]

A psalm. A song. For the dedication of the temple.[b] Of David.

I will exalt you, Lord,
    for you lifted me out of the depths
    and did not let my enemies gloat over me.
Lord my God, I called to you for help,
    and you healed me.
You, Lord, brought me up from the realm of the dead;
    you spared me from going down to the pit.

Sing the praises of the Lord, you his faithful people;
    praise his holy name.
For his anger lasts only a moment,
    but his favor lasts a lifetime;
weeping may stay for the night,
    but rejoicing comes in the morning.

When I felt secure, I said,
    “I will never be shaken.”
Lord, when you favored me,
    you made my royal mountain[c] stand firm;
but when you hid your face,
    I was dismayed.

To you, Lord, I called;
    to the Lord I cried for mercy:
“What is gained if I am silenced,
    if I go down to the pit?
Will the dust praise you?
    Will it proclaim your faithfulness?
10 Hear, Lord, and be merciful to me;
    Lord, be my help.

11 You turned my wailing into dancing;
    you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,
12 that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent.
    Lord my God, I will praise you forever.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 30:1 In Hebrew texts 30:1-12 is numbered 30:2-13.
  2. Psalm 30:1 Title: Or palace
  3. Psalm 30:7 That is, Mount Zion
New International Version (NIV)

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