Psalm 30
Joy in the Morning
A psalm; a dedication song for the house. Of David.
1I will exalt you, Lord,
because you have lifted me up30:1 Ps 3:3
and have not allowed my enemies
to triumph over me.30:1 Ps 25:2; 35:19
2 Lord my God,
I cried to you for help, and you healed me.30:2 Ps 88:13
3 Lord, you brought me up from Sheol;30:3 Ps 86:13
you spared me from among those
going down30:3 Some Hb mss, LXX, Theod, Orig, Syr; other Hb mss, Aq, Sym, Tg, Jer read from going down to the Pit.30:3 Ps 28:1; 88:4; 143:7

4Sing to the Lord, you his faithful ones,
and praise his holy name.30:4 Ps 50:5; 149:1
5For his anger lasts only a moment,
but his favor, a lifetime.
Weeping may stay overnight,
but there is joy in the morning.30:5 Ps 103:9; Is 54:7–8; 2Co 4:17

6When I was secure, I said,
“I will never be shaken.”30:6 Ps 10:6; 62:2,6
7 Lord, when you showed your favor,
you made me stand like a strong mountain;30:7 Ps 20:8
when you hid your face, I was terrified.30:7 Ps 104:29
8 Lord, I called to you;
I sought favor from my Lord:30:8 Ps 119:58
9“What gain is there in my death,
if I go down to the Pit?
Will the dust praise you?
Will it proclaim your truth?30:9 Ps 6:5; 88:10–12
10 Lord, listen and be gracious to me;
Lord, be my helper.”30:10 Ps 4:1; 27:7

11You turned my lament into dancing;
you removed my sackcloth
and clothed me with gladness,30:11 Ec 3:4; Is 61:10; Jr 31:13
12so that I can sing to you and not be silent.
Lord my God, I will praise you forever.30:12 Ps 44:8; 108:1