Psalm 30 – New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 30[a]

A psalm. A song. For the dedication of the temple.[b] Of David.

  1. I will exalt you, Lord, for you lifted me out of the depths and did not let my enemies gloat over me.
  2. Lord my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me.
  3. You, Lord, brought me up from the realm of the dead; you spared me from going down to the pit.
  4. Sing the praises of the Lord, you his faithful people; praise his holy name.
  5. For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.
  6. When I felt secure, I said, “I will never be shaken.”
  7. Lord, when you favored me, you made my royal mountain[c] stand firm; but when you hid your face, I was dismayed.
  8. To you, Lord, I called; to the Lord I cried for mercy:
  9. “What is gained if I am silenced, if I go down to the pit? Will the dust praise you? Will it proclaim your faithfulness?
  10. Hear, Lord, and be merciful to me; Lord, be my help.”
  11. You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,
  12. that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent. Lord my God, I will praise you forever.


a. Psalm 30:1 In Hebrew texts 30:1-12 is numbered 30:2-13.
b. Psalm 30:1 Title: Or palace
c. Psalm 30:7 That is, Mount Zion

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Psalm 30 – King James Version (KJV)

A Psalm and Song at the dedication of the house of David.

  1. I will extol thee, O LORD; for thou hast lifted me up, And hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.
  2. O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.
  3. O LORD, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: Thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.
  4. Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, And give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.
  5. For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
  6. And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved.
  7.  LORD, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain to stand strong: Thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled.
  8. I cried to thee, O LORD; And unto the LORD I made supplication.
  9. What profit is there in my blood, When I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? Shall it declare thy truth?
  10. Hear, O LORD, and have mercy upon me: LORD, be thou my helper.
  11. Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: Thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;
  12. To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.