A psalm of David. A song for the dedication of the House. c I.e., the Temple.

1 2I extol You, O LORD, for You have lifted me up, and not let my enemies rejoice over me. 3O LORD, my God, I cried out to You, and You healed me. 4O LORD, You brought me up from Sheol, preserved me from going down into the Pit. 5O you faithful of the LORD, sing to Him, and praise His holy name. 6For He is angry but a moment, and when He is pleased there is life. a‐ Or “Weeping may linger for the night.” One may lie down weeping at nightfall; ‐a Or “Weeping may linger for the night.” but at dawn there are shouts of joy. 7When I was untroubled, I thought, “I shall never be shaken,” 8for You, O LORD, when You were pleased, made [me] b Following Saadia, R. Isaiah of Trani; cf. Ibn Ezra. firm as a mighty mountain. When You hid Your face, I was terrified. 9I called to You, O LORD; to my LORD I made appeal, 10“What is to be gained from my death, c Lit. “blood.” from my descent into the Pit? Can dust praise You? Can it declare Your faithfulness? 11Hear, O LORD, and have mercy on me; O LORD, be my help!” 12You turned my lament into dancing, you undid my sackcloth and girded me with joy, 13that [my] whole being might sing hymns to You endlessly; O LORD my God, I will praise You forever.

Notes:

c I.e., the Temple.

a‐a Or “Weeping may linger for the night.”

b Following Saadia, R. Isaiah of Trani; cf. Ibn Ezra.

c Lit. “blood.”