Psalm 130 Bible Commentary

The Geneva Study Bible

(Read all of Psalm 130)
130:1 «A Song of degrees.» Out of the a depths have I cried unto thee, O LORD.

(a) Being in great distress and sorrow.

130:3 If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, b who shall stand?

(b) He declares that we cannot be just before God but by forgiveness of sins.

130:4 But [there is] forgiveness with thee, that thou c mayest be feared.

(c) Because by nature you are merciful therefore the faithful revere you.

130:7 Let Israel hope in the LORD: for with the LORD [there is] d mercy, and with him [is] plenteous redemption.

(d) He shows to whom the mercy of God belongs, that is, Israel, to the Church and not the reprobate.