A psalm of David. A song for ·giving the Temple to the Lord[L the dedication of the Temple; C perhaps written by David in anticipation of the dedication of the Temple under Solomon; the connection with healing is uncertain].
30 I will ·praise [L exalt] you, Lord, because you ·rescued me [L brought me up]. You did not let my enemies ·laugh at [rejoice over] me. 2 Lord, my God, I ·prayed to you [cried to you for help], and you healed me. 3 You lifted me out of ·the grave [or the underworld; L Sheol]; you spared me from going down to the ·place of the dead [L Pit; 16:10].
4 Sing praises to the Lord, you ·who belong to him [loyal ones; saints]; ·praise [give thanks to] his holy name. 5 His anger lasts only a moment, but his ·kindness [favor] lasts for a lifetime. Crying may last for a night, but joy comes in the morning.
6 When I ·felt safe [or was prosperous], I said, “I will never ·fear [L be moved].” 7 Lord, in your ·kindness [favor] you made my mountain ·safe [L stand; C God made him prosperous and safe]. But when you ·turned away [L hid your face; C because he became self-reliant, v. 6], I was ·frightened [terrified; or discouraged].
8 I ·called [prayed] to you, Lord, and ·asked you to have mercy on me [made supplication]. 9 I said, “What ·good will it do if I die [profit is there for you in my blood] or if I go down to ·the grave [corruption; destruction]? ·Dust cannot [L Will the dust…?; Gen. 2:7; Eccl. 12:7] ·praise [thank] you; ·it cannot [L will it…?] speak about your ·truth [faithfulness]. 10 Lord, hear me and have mercy on me. Lord, help me.”
11 You changed my ·sorrow [mourning] into dancing. You took away my ·clothes of sadness [sackcloth], and clothed me in ·happiness [joy]. 12 I will sing to you and not be silent. Lord, my God, I will ·praise you [give you thanks] forever.
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