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The first book of Psalms, song 30, New English Translation

Psalm 30

   A psalm - a song used at the dedication of the temple; by David.
   1 I will praise you, O LORD, for you lifted me up, and did not allow my enemies to gloat over me.
   2 O LORD my God, I cried out to you and you healed me.
   3 O LORD, you pulled me up from Sheol; you rescued me from among those descending into the grave.
   4 Sing to the LORD, you faithful followers of his; give thanks to his holy name.
   5 For his anger lasts only a brief moment, and his good favor restores one's life. One may experience sorrow during the night, but joy arrives in the morning.
   6 In my self-confidence I said, "I will never be upended."
   7 O LORD, in your good favor you made me secure. Then you rejected me and I was terrified.
   8 To you, O LORD, I cried out; I begged the LORD for mercy:
   9 "What profit is there in taking my life, in my descending into the Pit? Can the dust of the grave praise you? Can it declare your loyalty?
   10 Hear, O LORD, and have mercy on me! O LORD, deliver me!"
   11 Then you turned my lament into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and covered me with joy.
   12 So now my heart will sing to you and not be silent; O LORD my God, I will always give thanks to you.

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