Psalms 130:5-8

5 I wait for the LORD, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope.
6 I wait for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning.
7 Israel, put your hope in the LORD, for with the LORD is unfailing love and with him is full redemption.
8 He himself will redeem Israel from all their sins.

Images for Psalms 130:5-8

Psalms 130:5-8 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO PSALM 130

\\<>\\. This psalm is by some thought to have been written by David either when persecuted by Saul, and in great distress, and fearful he should perish by him; or else when in great distress of mind because of sin, after the affair of Bathsheba; and it is reckoned therefore among the penitential psalms. Though others think it was written by Ezra, or some other godly person in the captivity; and Aben Ezra and R. Obadiah interpret it of Israel in captivity. The Syriac inscription is, ``one of the psalms of ascension: it is said concerning Nehemiah the priest (or rather the prince or governor, since Nehemiah was no priest); and it intimates in it the prayer of the martyrs.'' It may be applied to any person in distress, outward or inward; applying to God for help and deliverance, for pardoning grace and mercy; encouraging himself and others to hope for it.

Psalms 130:5-8 In-Context

1 Out of the depths I cry to you, LORD;
2 Lord, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy.
3 If you, LORD, kept a record of sins, Lord, who could stand?
4 But with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you.
5 I wait for the LORD, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope.
6 I wait for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning.
7 Israel, put your hope in the LORD, for with the LORD is unfailing love and with him is full redemption.
8 He himself will redeem Israel from all their sins.

Cross References 10

  • 1. S Psalms 27:14; Psalms 33:20; Isaiah 8:17; Isaiah 26:8; Isaiah 30:18; Isaiah 49:23
  • 2. S Psalms 5:3
  • 3. S Psalms 119:74; Psalms 119:81
  • 4. Psalms 63:6
  • 5. S 2 Samuel 23:4; Psalms 119:147
  • 6. S Psalms 25:5; S Psalms 71:14; Psalms 131:3
  • 7. S 1 Chronicles 21:13
  • 8. S Psalms 111:9; S Romans 3:24
  • 9. Luke 1:68
  • 10. S Exodus 34:7; S Matthew 1:21