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

[1] I WILL extol thee, O Jehovah; for thou hast raised〖Or, drawn.〗 me up,

And hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.

[2] O Jehovah my God,

I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.

[3] O Jehovah, thou hast brought up my soul from Sheol;

Thou hast kept me alive, that〖Another reading is, from among them that go down to the pit.〗 I should not go down to the pit.

[4] Sing praise unto Jehovah, O ye saints of his,

And give thanks to his holy memorial name.

[5] For his anger is but for a moment;

His〖Or, In his favor is life.〗 favor is for a life-time:

Weeping may〖Heb. may come in to lodge at even.〗 tarry for the night,

But joy cometh in the morning.

[6] As for me, I said in my prosperity,

I shall never be moved.

[7] Thou, Jehovah, of thy favor hadst made my mountain to stand strong:

Thou didst hide thy face; I was troubled.

[8] I cried to thee, O Jehovah;

And unto Jehovah 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 Jehovah, and have mercy upon me:

Jehovah, be thou my helper.

[11] Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing;

Thou hast loosed my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;

[12] To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent.

O Jehovah my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.

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