New International Version - UK

Psalm 130

Psalm 130

A song of ascents.

Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord;
    Lord, hear my voice.
Let your ears be attentive
    to my cry for mercy.

If you, Lord, kept a record of sins,
    Lord, who could stand?
But with you there is forgiveness,
    so that we can, with reverence, serve you.

I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits,
    and in his word I put my hope.
I wait for the Lord
    more than watchmen wait for the morning,
    more than watchmen wait for the morning.

Israel, put your hope in the Lord,
    for with the Lord is unfailing love
    and with him is full redemption.
He himself will redeem Israel
    from all their sins.

New International Reader's Version

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.