A Psalm of David. A song at the dedication of the temple.
I will s extol you, O Lord, for you have drawn me up
and have not let my foes t rejoice over me.
O Lord my God, I u cried to you for help,
and you have v healed me.
O Lord, you have brought up my soul from w Sheol;
you restored me to life from among those who x go down to the pit.
Sing praises to the Lord, O you y his saints,
and z give thanks to his holy name.
a For his anger is but for a moment,
and b his favor is for a lifetime.
c Weeping may tarry for the night,
but d joy comes with the morning.
As for me, I said in my e prosperity,
"I shall never be f moved."
By your favor, O Lord,
you made my g mountain stand strong;
you h hid your face;
I was i dismayed.
To you, O Lord, I cry,
and j to the Lord I plead for mercy:
"What profit is there in my death,
if I go down to the pit?
Will k the dust praise you?
Will it tell of your faithfulness?
l Hear, O Lord, and be merciful to me!
O Lord, be my helper!"
You have turned for me my mourning into m dancing;
you have loosed my sackcloth
and clothed me with gladness,
that my n glory may sing your praise and not be silent.
O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever!
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
2 Samuel 5:11
And Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and cedar trees, also carpenters and masons who built David a house.
1 Chronicles 22:1
Then David said, "Here shall be the house of the Lord God and here the altar of burnt offering for Israel.
Let them extol him in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders.
O my God, in you I trust; let me not be put to shame; let not my enemies exult over me.
Let not those rejoice over me who are wrongfully my foes, and let not those wink the eye who hate me without cause.
Vindicate me, O Lord, my God, according to your righteousness, and let them not rejoice over me!
Lest my enemy say, "I have prevailed over him," lest my foes rejoice because I am shaken.
But I, O Lord, cry to you; in the morning my prayer comes before you.
Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am languishing; heal me, O Lord, for my bones are troubled.
For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption.
To you, O Lord, I call; my rock, be not deaf to me, lest, if you be silent to me, I become like those who go down to the pit.
"Gather to me my faithful ones, who made a covenant with me by sacrifice!"
Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous, and give thanks to his holy name!
1 Chronicles 16:4
Then he appointed some of the Levites as ministers before the ark of the Lord, to invoke, to thank, and to praise the Lord, the God of Israel.
He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger forever.
Then man prays to God, and he accepts him; he sees his face with a shout of joy, and he restores to man his righteousness.
Come, my people, enter your chambers, and shut your doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until the fury has passed by.
Isaiah 54:7 - 8
For a brief moment I deserted you, but with great compassion I will gather you.
Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.
2 Corinthians 4:17 - 18
For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison.
Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy!
Then I thought, 'I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply my days as the sand.
For the simple are killed by their turning away, and the complacency of fools destroys them.
He says in his heart, "I shall not be moved; throughout all generations I shall not meet adversity.
2 Samuel 5:9
And David lived in the stronghold and called it the city of David. And David built the city all around from the Millo inward.
When you hide your face, they are dismayed; when you take away their breath, they die and return to their dust.
Then my anger will be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake them and hide my face from them, and they will be devoured. And many evils and troubles will come upon them, so that they will say in that day, 'Have not these evils come upon us because our God is not among us?
2 Samuel 24:10
But David's heart struck him after he had numbered the people. And David said to the Lord, "I have sinned greatly in what I have done. But now, O Lord, please take away the iniquity of your servant, for I have done very foolishly.
With my voice I cry out to the Lord ; with my voice I plead for mercy to the Lord.
For in death there is no remembrance of you; in Sheol who will give you praise?
Hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud; be gracious to me and answer me!
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