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Psalms 30:1

    Psalms 30:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    I will extol thee, O LORD; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I will extol you, O LORD; for you have lifted me up, and have not made my foes to rejoice over me.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    I will extol thee, O Jehovah; for thou hast raised me up, And hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    <A Psalm. A Song at the blessing of the House. Of David.> I will give you praise and honour, O Lord, because through you I have been lifted up; you have not given my haters cause to be glad over me.

    Webster's Revision

    I will extol thee, O Jehovah; for thou hast raised me up, And hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.

    World English Bible

    I will extol you, Yahweh, for you have raised me up, and have not made my foes to rejoice over me.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    A Psalm; a Song at the Dedication of the House; a Psalm of David. I will extol thee, O LORD; for thou hast raised me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.

    Definitions for Psalms 30:1

    Extol - Encouragement.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 30:1

    I will extol thee - for thou hast lifted me up - I will lift thee up, for thou hast lifted me up. Thou hast made me blessed, and I will make thee glorious. Thou hast magnified me in thy mercy; and I will show forth thy praise, and speak good of thy name.

    I have made some remarks on this Psalm in the Introduction.

    In this Psalm we find seven different states of mind distinctly marked: -

    1. It is implied, in the first verse, that David had been in great distress, and nearly overwhelmed by his enemies.

    2. He extols God for having lifted him up, and having preserved him from the cruelty of his adversaries, Psalm 30:1-3.

    3. He is brought into great prosperity, trusts in what he had received, and forgets to depend wholly on the Lord, Psalm 30:4-6.

    4. The Lord hides his face from him, and he is brought into great distress, Psalm 30:7.

    5. He feels his loss, and makes earnest prayer and supplication, Psalm 30:8-10.

    6. He is restored to the Divine favor, and filled with joy, Psalm 30:11.

    7. He purposes to glory in God alone, and to trust in him for ever, Psalm 30:12.

    As it is impossible for any man to have passed through all these states at the same time; it is supposed that the Psalm, like many others of the same complexion, has been formed out of the memoranda of a diary. See this point illustrated in the Introduction.

    Thou hast lifted me up - Out of the pit into which I had fallen: the vain curiosity, and want of trust in God, that induced me to number the people. Bishop Horsley translates, Because thou hast depressed me. I thank God for my humiliation and afflictions, because they have been the means of teaching me lessons of great profit and importance.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 30:1

    I will extol thee - literally, "I will exalt thee;" that is, he would make God first and supreme in his thoughts and affections; he would do what he could to make Him known; he would elevate Him high in his praises.

    For thou hast lifted me up - To wit, from the state of danger in which I was Psalm 30:2-3. The Hebrew word used here means properly to draw out, as from a well; and then, to deliver, to set free. As God had thus lifted him up, it was proper that he should show his gratitude by "lifting up" or extolling the name of God.

    And hast not made my foes to rejoice over me - Hast not suffered them to triumph over me; that is, thou hast delivered me from them. He refers to the fact that he had been saved from a dangerous illness, and that his enemies had not been allowed to exult over his death. Compare the notes at Psalm 41:5.