1A psalm. A song for the dedication of the house. By David:
2I will exalt you, Adonai, because you drew me up;
you didn’t let my enemies rejoice over me.
3Adonai my God, I cried out to you,
and you provided healing for me.
4Adonai, you lifted me up from Sh’ol;
you kept me alive when I was sinking into a pit.
5Sing praise to Adonai, you faithful of his;
and give thanks on recalling his holiness.
6For his anger is momentary,
but his favor lasts a lifetime.
Tears may linger for the night,
but with dawn come cries of joy.
7Once I was prosperous and used to say,
that nothing could ever shake me —
8when you showed me favor, Adonai,
I was firm as a mighty mountain.
But when you hid your face,
I was struck with terror.
9I called to you, Adonai;
to Adonai I pleaded for mercy:
10“What advantage is there in my death,
in my going down to the pit?
Can the dust praise you?
Can it proclaim your truth?
11Hear me, Adonai, and show me your favor!
Adonai, be my helper!”
12You turned my mourning into dancing!
You removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,
13so that my well-being can praise you and not be silent;
Adonai my God, I will thank you forever!