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Wesley's Notes on the Bible
1 Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O LORD.
2 Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.
3 If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?
130:3 Mark - Observe them accurately and punish them as they deserve. Stand - At thy tribunal.
4 But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.
130:4 Forgiveness - Thou art able and ready to forgive repenting sinners. Feared - Not with a slavish, but with a childlike fear. This mercy of thine is the foundation of all religion, without which men would desperately proceed in their impious courses.
5 I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.
130:5 I wait - That he would pardon my sins.
6 My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.
130:6 They - Whether soldiers that keep the night - watches in an army, or the priests or Levites who did so in the temple.
7 Let Israel hope in the LORD: for with the LORD there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.
130:7 Israel - Every true Israelite. Plenteous - Abundantly sufficient for all persons who accept it upon God's terms.
8 And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.