Out of the depths I have cried to You: Previously in the psalms there have been cries from the depths of the earth (Psalm 71:20) or the depths of the grave (Psalm 86:13). Because Psalm 130 is marked by an awareness of sin and a powerful assurance of forgiveness, tradition numbers it among the seven penitential psalms (6, 32, 38, 51, 102, 130, 143). The *psalmist is the person ‘Pearls lie deep.’” (Spurgeon). Commentary on Psalm 130:1-4 (Read Psalm 130:1-4) The only way of relief for a sin-entangled soul, is by applying to God alone. But we love him because he is so Click to enable/disable essential site cookies. “Tis true, the Lord marks all iniquity to know it, but he doth not mark any iniquity in his children to condemn them for it: so the meaning of the Psalm is, that if the Lord should mark sin with a strict and severe eye, as a judge, to charge it upon the person sinning, no man could bear it.” (Caryl, cited in Spurgeon), iii. 1600, 8vo. “To stand is a judicial phrase, and notes a man’s being absolved or justified, upon an equal trial, as Psalm 1:5,Romans 14:4, where it is opposed to falling.” (Poole). sins ~ the things we do that break God’s rules. of "climbing". That You may be feared. Words in boxes are from the Bible. Then you will be sure that names. While we wait, it is good to read God’s words in the Bible. Many have been spiritually drowned in these depths. But this will always prompt you to accept/refuse cookies when revisiting our site. “Luther, when he was buffeted by the devil at Coburg, and in great affliction, said to those about him, Come, let us sing that psalm, ‘Out of the depths,’ etc., in derision of the devil…. By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. *Heaven is the home of God. If the Lord were to make an absolute promise to answer all our requests, it might be rather a curse than a blessing.” (Spurgeon). And we should ask him to *forgive us. c. That You may be feared: One of the great purposes of God’s great forgiveness is to build a sense of gratitude and reverence in those He forgives. You may not even be able to forgive yourself. We use cookies to let us know when you visit our websites, how you interact with us, to enrich your user experience, and to customize your relationship with our website. There is forgiveness with You: “And when God once speaks forgiveness, it can never be unspoken. More than those who watch for the morning— Frightened, that is, not at God, but at sin.” (Morgan), iv. Yes, more than those who watch for the morning. voice". The psalmist being troubled for and acknowledging his sins, professeth his hope in God, Psalms 130:1-6, and exhorteth Israel to hope also in him, Psalms 130:7,8. The *psalmist says the same thing twice: the second "Out of the depths" (Psalms 130:1). rules. i. PSALM 130. Bad spirits do not live in *heaven now, but God did this when Jesus died. “If you, Yah (Hebrew: yah), kept a record … For *sins (does wrong things)! But there is forgiveness with You, Here, the psalmist called out to Adonai, His master and ruler, asking Him to hear his voice, knowing that for God to hear His people is to help His people. These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our website and application for you in order to enhance your experience. Due to security reasons we are not able to show or modify cookies from other domains. The hole was not really a hole but it was the trouble all 1. spirits are usually called angels. i. 451-481, there are two expository Sermons on Psalm 130. The notes explain some of the words with a *star by them. Ask God to *forgive you. love". From all his iniquities. are afraid of God because he is so powerful. Please see our Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. i. And He shall redeem Israel This deep place is like a . ii. This means Out of the depths I have cried to You, O LORD; They are also called evil spirits, . redeem ~ buy something back from someone. For with the LORD there is mercy: What he learned in his personal life, he can put to application for the whole nation. He looked to the Giver before the gift. i. We provide you with a list of stored cookies on your computer in our domain so you can check what we stored. This Psalm was composed by the prophet when he was conflicting with horrors of his conscience for the guilt of his sins, and imploring God’s mercy and pardon. Yet the depth that the psalmist cried from here was the depth of the awareness and guilt of sin (verse 3). If You, LORD, should mark iniquities: In asking for God to help, the psalmist also understood that he had no confident reason to ask or to be heard by God apart from His great forgiveness. punish ~ hurt someone because they have not obeyed the O Lord, who could stand? Who could stand such a trial, and who could stand acquitted in the judgment?” (Clarke), iv. This publication is written in EasyEnglish Level A (1200 words). Psalms in Hebrew. ii. Note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our websites and the services we are able to offer. That is why he Read about the redeemer in the Book of Ruth. From there, the author ascends step by step to a place where he can give confidence to others in their trust in God. Hebrew ~ the language that the Jews spoke; they wrote the If You, LORD, should mark iniquities, Your husband or your wife may not forgive you, if you have wronged him or her. THE ARGUMENT. cross ~ a piece of wood that someone has fastened across In His word I do hope: The waiting was not passive or inactive. come. the *Lord (God) more than this! Click to enable/disable Google Analytics tracking. My soul waits for the Lord sorry. b. Lord, hear my voice: Translators use the same word Lord to translate both the name Yahweh in the first line of this psalm, and Adonai in the second line. in awe: this means "a bit afraid of someone that you you will stand with all God’s people in *heaven. There is one who will, and that one is God. Write down where you can see and reflect on it often: Our God is a forgiving God.” (Boice), ii. The singer is now liberated from himself to turn to his people and to hold out hopes that are far from tentative.” (Kidner), (c) 2020 The Enduring Word Bible Commentary by David Guzik – ewm@enduringword.com. Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. "Hope" means "wait for something good to Since these providers may collect personal data like your IP address we allow you to block them here. We should tell God that we are “It was a Welshman in the midst of the wonderful revival of 1905 who rendered verse Psalm 130:4, ‘There is forgiveness with Thee – enough to frighten us!’ which if not accurate translation is fine exposition.” (Morgan), iii. c. Let Your ears be attentive: The plea to God is emphasized using repetition as a poetic tool. in the air round us. “When Luther was in great trouble of soul, he was comforted by one who said to him, ‘Dost thou not believe thy Creed?’ ‘Yes,’ replied Luther, ‘I believe the Creed.’ ‘Well, then,’ rejoined the other, ‘one article in it is, “I believe in the forgiveness of sins.’” Luther’s heart was lightened at once by the remembrance of the words in this psalm, ‘there is forgiveness.’ It may be that you have sinned many times and grievously; but ‘there is forgiveness.’ Though a child of God, you have gone far astray from him; but ‘there is forgiveness.’ You have backslidden sadly and horribly; but ‘there is forgiveness.’ The devil comes and howls at you, and tells you that your doom is sealed, and your damnation is sure; but ‘there is forgiveness.’ Oh, blessed sentence!” (Spurgeon).