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30:1 «A Psalm [and] Song [at] the dedication of the a house of David.» I will extol thee, O LORD; b for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.
(a) After Absalom had polluted it with most filthy fornication.
30:2 O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast c healed me.
(b) He condemns them for great ingratitude who do not praise God for his benefits.
(c) Restored from the rebellion of Absalom.
30:3 O LORD, thou hast brought up my d soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.
(d) Meaning, that he escaped death most narrowly.
30:4 Sing unto the LORD, O ye e saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.
(e) The word signifies them who have received mercy, and show mercy liberally to others.
30:6 And in my g prosperity I said, I shall never be moved.
30:7 LORD, by thy favour thou hast made my h mountain to stand strong: thou didst hide thy face, [and] I i was troubled.
(g) I put too much confidence in my quiet state as in (Jeremiah 31:18; 2 Chronicles 32:24,25).
(h) I thought you had established me in Zion most surely.
30:9 What profit [is there] in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the k dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth?
(i) After you had withdrawn your help, I felt my misery.
(k) David 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.
30:12 To the end that [my] l glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.
(l) Because you have preserved me that my tongue should praise you, I will not be unmindful of my duty.
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