Psalms 30:10-11

10 Hear, LORD, and be merciful to me; LORD, be my help.”
11 You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,

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Psalms 30:10 in Other Translations

KJV
10 Hear, O LORD, and have mercy upon me: LORD, be thou my helper.
ESV
10 Hear, O LORD, and be merciful to me! O LORD, be my helper!"
NLT
10 Hear me, LORD, and have mercy on me. Help me, O LORD .”
MSG
10 So listen! and be kind! Help me out of this!"
CSB
10 Lord, listen and be gracious to me; Lord, be my helper."

Psalms 30:10-11 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO PSALM 30

\\<>\\. This is the first time that a psalm is called a song; some psalms are called by one name, some by another, and some by both, as here; and some are called hymns: to which distinction of them the apostle refers in Eph 5:19. A psalm was sung upon musical instruments, a song with the voice; it may be this psalm was sung both ways: the occasion of it was the dedication of David's house: the Targum interprets it of the house of the sanctuary, the temple; and so most of the Jewish commentators {i}; which might be called his house, because it was his intention to build it; his heart was set upon it, he provided materials for it, and gave his son Solomon the form of it, and a charge to build it; and, as is thought, composed this psalm to be sung, and which was sung by the Levites at the dedication of it: others, as Aben Ezra, are of opinion it was his own dwelling house, made of cedar, which he dedicated according to the law of Moses, with sacrifices and offerings, prayer and thanksgiving, \2Sa 5:11 7:2 De 20:5\; so Apollinarius calls it a new house David built; but since there is nothing in the whole psalm that agrees with the dedication, either of the temple, or of David's own private house, it seems better, with other interpreters, to understand it of the purging of David's house from the wickedness and incest of his son Absalom, upon his return to it, when the rebellion raised by him was extinguished; which might be reckoned a new dedication of it; see 2Sa 20:3; and to a deliverance from such troubles this psalm well agrees. Theodoret interprets it of the restoration of the human nature by Christ, through his resurrection from the dead. {i} Jarchi, Kimchi, & Abdendana.

Psalms 30:10-11 In-Context

8 To you, LORD, I called; to the Lord I cried for mercy:
9 “What is gained if I am silenced, if I go down to the pit? Will the dust praise you? Will it proclaim your faithfulness?
10 Hear, LORD, and be merciful to me; LORD, be my help.”
11 You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,
12 that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent. LORD my God, I will praise you forever.

Cross References 7

  • 1. S Psalms 17:1
  • 2. Psalms 4:1
  • 3. S Psalms 20:2
  • 4. S Esther 4:1
  • 5. S Exodus 15:20
  • 6. S 2 Samuel 3:31; S Psalms 35:13
  • 7. S Deuteronomy 16:15; S Psalms 16:9; Psalms 4:7; Jeremiah 31:4,13
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