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Psalms 30:5


For his anger lasts only a brief moment, and his good favor restores one’s life. 1  One may experience sorrow during the night, but joy arrives in the morning. 2 


Ge 32:24; Ps 6:6-9; Ps 16:11; Ps 36:7-9; Ps 46:5; Ps 56:8-11; Ps 59:16; Ps 63:3; Ps 103:9,17; Ps 126:5,6; Ps 143:8; Isa 26:20; Isa 38:3-5; Isa 54:7,8; Isa 57:15,16; Ho 6:3; Mt 5:4; Joh 16:20-22; 2Co 4:17; 2Co 7:9,10; Re 22:1,17

NET © Notes

tn Heb “for [there is] a moment in his anger, [but] life in his favor.” Because of the parallelism with “moment,” some understand חַיִּים (khayyim) in a quantitative sense: “lifetime” (cf. NIV, NRSV). However, the immediate context, which emphasizes deliverance from death (see v. 3), suggests that חַיִּים has a qualitative sense: “physical life” or even “prosperous life” (cf. NEB “in his favour there is life”).

tn Heb “in the evening weeping comes to lodge, but at morning a shout of joy.” “Weeping” is personified here as a traveler who lodges with one temporarily.

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