Psalms – Chapter 130

The Bible – Old Testament

Psalms

Index

Int. 1. 2.129. 130. 131.149. 150.

Psalms

Chapter 130

1

1 A song of ascents. 2 Out of the depths I call to you, LORD;

2

Lord, hear my cry! May your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy.

3

If you, LORD, mark our sins, Lord, who can stand?

4

3 But with you is forgiveness and so you are revered.

5

I wait with longing for the LORD, my soul waits for his word.

6

My soul looks for the Lord more than sentinels for daybreak. More than sentinels for daybreak,

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let Israel look for the LORD, For with the LORD is kindness, with him is full redemption,

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And God will redeem Israel from all their sins.

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1 [Psalm 130] This lament, a Penitential Psalm, is the De profundis used in liturgical prayers for the faithful departed. In deep sorrow the psalmist cries to God ( Psalm 130:1-2), asking for mercy ( Psalm 130:3-4). The psalmist’s trust ( Psalm 130:5-6) becomes a model for the people ( Psalm 130:7-8).

2 [1] The depths: Sheol here is a metaphor of total misery. Deep anguish makes the psalmist feel “like those descending to the pit” ( Psalm 143:7).

3 [4] And so you are revered: the experience of God’s mercy leads one to a greater sense of God.

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Index

Int. 1. 2.129. 130. 131.149. 150.

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