(A psalm by David for the dedication of the temple.)
A Prayer of Thanks
30 I will praise you, Lord! You saved me from the grave and kept my enemies from celebrating my death. 2 I prayed to you, Lord God, and you healed me, 3 saving me from death and the grave.
4 Your faithful people, Lord, will praise you with songs and honor your holy name. 5 Your anger lasts a little while, but your kindness lasts for a lifetime. At night we may cry, but when morning comes we will celebrate.
6 I was carefree and thought, “I’ll never be shaken!” 7 You, Lord, were my friend, and you made me strong as a mighty mountain. But when you hid your face, I was crushed.
8 I prayed to you, Lord, and in my prayer I said, 9 “What good will it do you if I am in the grave? Once I have turned to dust, how can I praise you or tell how loyal you are? 10 Have pity, Lord! Help!”
11 You have turned my sorrow into joyful dancing. No longer am I sad and wearing sackcloth.[a] 12 I thank you from my heart, and I will never stop singing your praises, my Lord and my God.
30.11sackcloth: A rough, dark-colored cloth made from goat or camel hair and used to make grain sacks. It was worn in times of trouble or sorrow.
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