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Psalm 130

Psalm 130

A song for those who go up to Jerusalem to worship the Lord.

Lord, I cry out to you
    because I’m suffering so deeply.
Lord, listen to me.
    Pay attention to my cry for your mercy.

Lord, suppose you kept a close watch on sins.
    Lord, who then wouldn’t be found guilty?
But you forgive.
    So we can serve you with respect.

With all my heart I wait for the Lord to help me.
    I put my hope in his word.
I wait for the Lord to help me.
    I want his help more than night watchmen want the morning to come.
I’ll say it again.
    I want his help more than night watchmen want the morning to come.
Israel, put your hope in the Lord,
    because the Lord’s love never fails.
    He sets his people completely free.
He himself will set Israel
    free from all their sins.

Amplified Bible

Psalm 130

Hope in the Lord’s Forgiving Love.

A Song of [a]Ascents.

1Out of the [b]depths [of distress] I have cried to You, O Lord.

Lord, hear my voice!
Let Your ears be attentive
To the voice of my supplications.

If You, Lord, should keep an account of our sins and treat us accordingly,
O Lord, who could stand [before you in judgment and claim innocence]?

But there is forgiveness with You,
That You may be feared and worshiped [with submissive wonder].


I wait [patiently] for the Lord, my soul [expectantly] waits,
And in His word do I hope.

My soul waits for the Lord
More than the watchmen for the morning;
More than the watchmen for the morning.

O Israel, hope in the Lord;
For with the Lord there is lovingkindness,
And with Him is abundant redemption.

And He will redeem Israel
From all his sins.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 130:1 See Psalm 120 title note.
  2. Psalm 130:1 The Psalmist probably used “depths” figuratively, but the ancient rabbis understood this as an admonition to pray from a low place (in elevation) as a matter of humility.