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{A Psalm of David: dedication-song of the house.}
I will extol thee, Jehovah;
for thou hast delivered me, and hast not made mine enemies to rejoice over me.
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Jehovah my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.
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Jehovah, thou hast brought up my soul from Sheol, thou hast quickened me from among those that go down to the pit.
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Sing psalms unto Jehovah, ye saints of his, and give thanks in remembrance of his holiness.
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For a moment [is passed] in his anger, a life in his favour;
at even weeping cometh for the night, and at morn there is rejoicing.
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As for me, I said in my prosperity, I shall never be moved.
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Jehovah, by thy favour thou hadst made my mountain to stand strong: thou didst hide thy face;
I was troubled.
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I called to thee, Jehovah, and unto the Lord did I make supplication:
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What profit is there in my blood, in my going down to the pit?
shall the dust praise thee?
shall it declare thy truth?
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Hear, O Jehovah, and be gracious unto me;
Jehovah, be my helper.
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Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing;
thou hast loosed my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;
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That [my] glory may sing psalms of thee, and not be silent.
Jehovah my God, I will praise thee for ever.