Psalm 30 (NIV)

1I will exalt you, O Lord , for you lifted me out of the depths and did not let my enemies gloat over me.

2O Lord my God, I called to you for help and you healed me.

3O Lord , you brought me up from the grave ; you spared me from going down into the pit.

4Sing to the Lord , you saints of his; praise his holy name.

5For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.

6When I felt secure, I said, "I will never be shaken."

7O Lord , when you favored me, you made my mountain stand firm; but when you hid your face, I was dismayed.

8To you, O Lord , I called; to the Lord I cried for mercy:

9"What gain is there in my destruction, in my going down into the pit? Will the dust praise you? Will it proclaim your faithfulness?

10Hear, O Lord , and be merciful to me; O Lord , be my help."

11You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,

12that my heart may sing to you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever.


Isaiah 60:22 (NIV)

22The least of you will become a thousand, the smallest a mighty nation. I am the Lord ; in its time I will do this swiftly."