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Psalms 30:1


A psalm – a song used at the dedication of the temple; 2  by David. I will praise you, O Lord, for you lifted me up, 3  and did not allow my enemies to gloat 4  over me.


De 20:5; 2Sa 5:11; 2Sa 6:20; 2Sa 7:2; 2Sa 20:3; 2Sa 24:25; 1Ch 21:6; Ps 13:4; Ps 25:2; Ps 27:6; Ps 28:9; Ps 34:3,4; Ps 35:19,24,25; Ps 41:11; Ps 66:17; Ps 79:4,10; Ps 89:41-46; Ps 140:8; Ps 145:1; La 2:15; Da 4:37

NET © Notes

sn Psalm 30. The author thanks the Lord for delivering him from death and urges others to join him in praise. The psalmist experienced divine discipline for a brief time, but when he cried out for help the Lord intervened and restored his favor.

tn Heb “a song of the dedication of the house.” The referent of “house” is unclear. It is possible that David wrote this psalm for the dedication ceremony of Solomon’s temple. Another possibility is that the psalm was used on the occasion of the dedication of the second temple following the return from exile, or on the occasion of the rededication of the temple in Maccabean times.

tn Elsewhere the verb דָּלָה (dalah) is used of drawing water from a well (Exod 2:16, 19; Prov 20:5). The psalmist was trapped in the pit leading to Sheol (see v. 3), but the Lord hoisted him up. The Piel stem is used here, perhaps suggesting special exertion on the Lord’s part.

tn Or “rejoice.”

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