Psalm 30

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Heaviness may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning

Psalm 30 is the 30th psalm from the Book of Psalms (Greek numbering: Psalm 29). It is a psalm of thanksgiving, traditionally ascribed to David upon the occasion of the dedication of his house.[1]

Liturgical Use in Judaism[edit]

  • This psalm is a part of daily prayer. It is recited before the Pesukei dezimra, a section of the Shacharit prayer.[2] It was introduced as part of the daily prayer during the 17th century. The purpose of this was to dedicate the morning temple service.[3]
  • Psalm 30 is also considered the psalm for the day of Hanukkah.[4]
  • Verse 12 is found in the prayers recited following Motzei Shabbat Maariv.[5]
  • Verse 13 is part of Uva Letzion.[6]


  1. ^ Henry, Matthew (2005) [1708–10]. Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible. Alban Books. ISBN 1-56563-778-X. It was the laudable practice of the pious Jews, and, though not expressly appointed, yet allowed and accepted, when they had built a new house, to dedicate it to God, Deut. xx. 5. David did so when his house was built, and he took possession of it (2 Sam. v. 11); for royal palaces do as much need God's protection, and are as much bound to be at his service, as ordinary houses.
  2. ^ The Complete Artscroll Siddur page 54
  3. ^ The Complete Artscroll Siddur page 55
  4. ^ The Artscroll Tehillim page 329
  5. ^ The Complete Artscroll Siddur page 607
  6. ^ The Complete Artscroll Siddur page 157

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