1 «A Psalm [and] Song [at] the dedication of theAfter Absalom had polluted it with most filthy fornication.house of David.» I will extol thee, O LORD;He condemns them for great ingratitude who do not praise God for his benefits.for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.
2 O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hastRestored from the rebellion of Absalom.healed me.
3 O LORD, thou hast brought up myMeaning, that he escaped death most narrowly.soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.
4 Sing unto the LORD, O yeThe word signifies them who have received mercy, and show mercy liberally to others.saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.
5 For he endureth but a while in his anger: but in his fauour is life: weeping may abide at euening, but ioy commeth in the morning.
6 And in myI put too much confidence in my quiet state as in (Jer_31:18; 2Ch_32:24-25).prosperity I said, I shall never be moved.
7 LORD, by thy favour thou hast made myI thought you had established me in Zion most surely.mountain to stand strong: thou didst hide thy face, [and] IAfter you had withdrawn your help, I felt my misery.was troubled.
8 Then cried I vnto thee, O Lord, and praied to my Lord.
9 What profit [is there] in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall theDavid means that the dead are not profitable to the congregation of the Lord here in the earth: therefore he would live to praise his Name, which is the end of man's creation.dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth?
10 Heare, O Lorde, and haue mercy vpon me: Lord, be thou mine helper.
11 Thou hast turned my mourning into ioy: thou hast loosed my sacke and girded mee with gladnesse.
12 To the end that [my]Because you have preserved me that my tongue should praise you, I will not be unmindful of my duty.glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.