Thanksgiving for Answered Prayer
A psalm; a song for the dedication of the house.#Or “temple” Of David.#The Hebrew Bible counts the superscription as the first verse of the psalm; the English verse number is reduced by one
1I will exalt you, O Yahweh,
because you have drawn me up,
and have not made my enemies rejoice over me.
2O Yahweh, my God,
I cried for help to you,
and you healed me.
3O Yahweh, you have brought my life up from Sheol.
You preserved me alive
from among those going down #According to the Kethib; the reading tradition (Qere) reads “so I would not go down” to the pit.
4Sing praises to Yahweh, you his faithful ones,
and give thanks to his holy fame.#Literally “to the fame of his holiness”
5For there is a moment in his anger;
there is a lifetime in his favor.
Weeping lodges for the evening,
but in the morning comes rejoicing.
6But as for me, I had said in my prosperity,
“I shall not be moved ever.”
7O Yahweh, by your favor
you caused my strong mountain to stand.
You hid your face. I was bewildered.
8To you, O Yahweh, I called,
and to the Lord I pleaded for grace saying,
9“What gain is there in my death,#Literally “blood”
in my going down into the pit?
Will the dust praise you?
Will it tell of your faithfulness?
10“O Yahweh, hear and be gracious to me.
O Yahweh, be my helper.”
11You have turned my wailing into my dancing.
You have removed my sackcloth
and clothed me with joy
12so that I#Literally “my glory” may sing praises to you
and not be quiet.
O Yahweh, my God,
I will give thanks to you forever.