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Historical Background - This Psalm was for the dedication of the house of David. This house is referred to in 2 Samuel 5:11.
2 Samuel 5:11, “And Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and cedar trees, and carpenters, and masons: and they built David an house.”
There were several other dedications of houses recorded in the Scriptures:
Deuteronomy 20:5, “And the officers shall speak unto the people, saying, What man is there that hath built a new house, and hath not dedicated it? let him go and return to his house, lest he die in the battle, and another man dedicate it.”
1 Kings 8:63, “And Solomon offered a sacrifice of peace offerings, which he offered unto the LORD, two and twenty thousand oxen, and an hundred and twenty thousand sheep. So the king and all the children of Israel dedicated the house of the LORD .”
2 Chronicles 7:5, “And king Solomon offered a sacrifice of twenty and two thousand oxen, and an hundred and twenty thousand sheep: so the king and all the people dedicated the house of God .”
Ezra 6:16, “And the children of Israel, the priests, and the Levites, and the rest of the children of the captivity, kept the dedication of this house of God with joy,”
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Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on Psalms 30". Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. https://www.studylight.org/
the Week of Proper 7 / Ordinary 12