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Psalm 30 Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV)

Psalm 30

You Brought Me Up From the Grave

A psalm. A song for the dedication of the Temple. By David.

Praise for Answered Prayer

I will exalt you, O Lord,
because you lifted me up.
You did not let my enemies rejoice over me.

O Lord my God, I cried out to you,
and you healed me.
Lord, you snatched my life from the grave.
You kept me alive so I did not go down into the pit.

Join Me in Prayer

Make music to the Lord, you his favored ones,
and give thanks when you remember[a] his holiness,
for we spend a moment under his anger,
but we enjoy a lifetime in his favor.
In the evening, weeping comes to stay through the night,
but in the morning, there is rejoicing!

Wrestling in Prayer

But I—I said in my security,
“I will never be knocked down.”
Lord, in your favor you made strength
    stand like a mountain for me.
Then you hid your face. I was terrified.
To you, O Lord, I call.
To the Lord I cry for mercy:
“What gain is there in shedding my blood,
in sending me down to destruction?
Will the dust praise you?
Will it proclaim your truth?
10 Lord, hear and be merciful to me.
Lord, be a helper for me.”

A Happy Outcome

11 You turned my mourning into dancing.
You removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,
12 so that my whole being[b] may make music to you
and not be silent.
O Lord my God, I thank you forever.


  1. Psalm 30:4 Or commemorate. In psalms the act of remembering God’s deeds is often done in a setting of public worship, in which it becomes a testimony to others.
  2. Psalm 30:12 Literally my glory. Glory here seems to refer to the heart or the soul, the inmost being.
Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV)

The Holy Bible, Evangelical Heritage Version®, EHV®, © 2019 Wartburg Project, Inc. All rights reserved.


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