Amplified Bible

Psalm 30

Thanksgiving for Deliverance from Death.

A Psalm; a Song at the Dedication of the House (Temple). A Psalm of David.

1I will extol and praise You, O Lord, for You have lifted me up,
And have not let my enemies rejoice over me.

O Lord my God,
I cried to You for help, and You have healed me.

O Lord, You have brought my life up from Sheol (the nether world, the place of the dead);
You have kept me alive, so that I would not go down to the pit (grave).

Sing to the Lord, O you His godly ones,
And give thanks at the mention of His holy name.

For His anger is but for a moment,
[a]His favor is for a lifetime.
Weeping may endure for a night,
But a shout of joy comes in the morning.


As for me, in my prosperity I said,
“I shall never be moved.”

By Your favor and grace, O Lord, you have made my mountain stand strong;
You hid Your face, and I was horrified.

I called to You, O Lord,
And to the Lord I made supplication (specific request).

“What profit is there in my blood (death), if I go down to the pit (grave)?
Will the dust praise You? Will it declare Your faithfulness [to man]?

10 
“Hear, O Lord, be gracious and show favor to me;
O Lord, be my helper.”
11 
You have turned my mourning into dancing for me;
You have taken off my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,
12 
That my soul may sing praise to You and not be silent.
O Lord my God, I will give thanks to You forever.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 30:5 Or in His favor is life.

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 30

Psalm 30

A psalm of David. A song for setting apart the completed temple to God.

Lord, I will give you honor.
    You brought me out of deep trouble.
    You didn’t give my enemies the joy of seeing me die.
Lord my God, I called out to you for help.
    And you healed me.
Lord, you brought me up from the place of the dead.
    You kept me from going down into the pit.

Sing the praises of the Lord, you who are faithful to him.
    Praise him, because his name is holy.
His anger lasts for only a moment.
    But his favor lasts for a person’s whole life.
Weeping can stay for the night.
    But joy comes in the morning.

When I felt safe, I said,
    “I will always be secure.”
Lord, when you gave me your help,
    you made Mount Zion stand firm.
But when you took away your help,
    I was terrified.

Lord, I called out to you.
    I cried to you for mercy.
I said, “What good will come if I become silent in death?
    What good will come if I go down into the grave?
Can the dust of my dead body praise you?
    Can it tell how faithful you are?
10 Lord, hear me. Have mercy on me.
    Lord, help me.”

11 You turned my loud crying into dancing.
    You removed my clothes of sadness and dressed me with joy.
12 So my heart will sing your praises. I can’t keep silent.
    Lord, my God, I will praise you forever.