Ps 30:1
30:1 <> 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
     (b) He condemns them for great ingratitude who do not
         praise God for his benefits.

Ps 30:2
30:2 O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast {c} healed

     (c) Restored from the rebellion of Absalom.

Ps 30:3
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

     (d) Meaning, that he escaped death most narrowly.

Ps 30:4
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.

Ps 30:6
30:6 And in my {g} prosperity I said, I shall never be moved.

     (g) I put too much confidence in my quiet state as in
         Jer 31:18, 2Ch 32:24,25.

Ps 30:7
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.

     (h) I thought you had established me in Zion most surely.
     (i) After you had withdrawn your help, I felt my misery.

Ps 30:9
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

     (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.

Ps 30:12
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.