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Psalm One Hundred and Thirty

by Dr. Henry M. Morris

(taken from the Defender's Study Bible)

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A Song of degrees.

Psalm 130:1 Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O LORD.

Out of the depths. Psalm 130 stresses both the forgiving mercy of the Lord (Psalm 130:4) and the longing for His presence (Psalm 130:6).

Psalm 130:2 Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.

Lord, hear my voice. Note the alternating use of the two Hebrew names translated Lord: “Lord” (Jehovah) occurs in Psalm 130:1, 3, 5, and 7 (twice), alternating with “Lord” (Adonai) in Psalm 130:2, 3, and 6.

Psalm 130:3 If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?

Psalm 130:4 But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.

Psalm 130:5 I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.

Psalm 130:6 My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.

Psalm 130:7 Let Israel hope in the LORD: for with the LORD there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.

Psalm 130:8 And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.