30 I exalt you, Lord, for you have lifted me up, and my enemies could not gloat over me. 2 Lord, my God! I cried out to you for help and you healed me. 3 Lord, you brought me from death;[a] you kept me alive so that I did not descend into the Pit.[b]
4 You, his godly ones, sing to the Lord, give thanks at the mention of his holiness. 5 For his wrath is only momentary; yet his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may lodge for the night, but shouts of joy will come in the morning.
6 As for me, I said in my prosperity, “I will never be moved.” 7 By your favor, Lord, you established me as a strong mountain; Then you hid your face, and I was dismayed.
8 I cried out to you, Lord, and I make supplication to the Lord: 9 “What profit is there in my death[c] if I go down to the Pit?[d] Can dust worship you? Can it proclaim your faithfulness?” 10 Hear me, Lord, and have mercy on me! Lord, help me!
11 You have turned my mourning into dancing; you took off my sackcloth and clothed me with a garment of joy, 12 so that I may sing praise to you and not remain silent. Lord, my God, I will give you thanks forever!
Psalm 30:3Lit. Sheol, a reference to the realm of the dead
Psalm 30:3I.e. the place of punishment in the afterlife
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