1: I will extol you, Yahweh, for you have raised me up, and have not made my foes to rejoice over me. 2: Yahweh my God, I cried to you, and you have healed me. 3: Yahweh, you have brought up my soul from Sheol. You have kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit. 4: Sing praise to Yahweh, you saints of his. Give thanks to his holy name. 5: For his anger is but for a moment. His favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may stay for the night, but joy comes in the morning. 6: As for me, I said in my prosperity, "I shall never be moved." 7: You, Yahweh, when you favored me, made my mountain stand strong; but when you hid your face, I was troubled. 8: I cried to you, Yahweh. To Yahweh I made supplication: 9: "What profit is there in my destruction, if I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise you? Shall it declare your truth? 10: Hear, Yahweh, and have mercy on me. Yahweh, be my helper." 11: You have turned my mourning into dancing for me. You have removed my sackcloth, and clothed me with gladness, 12: To the end that my heart may sing praise to you, and not be silent. Yahweh my God, I will give thanks to you forever! Psalm 31 For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David.