Psalm 130

Psalm 130
Israel Confident in Jehovah’s Mercy and Forgiveness
Psalm 130. This is a Psalm of repentance: Israel (the ten tribes especially) repenting and finding forgiveness. This answers to the Day of Atonement in Leviticus 23.
A Song of degrees.
1 Out of the depths do I call upon thee, Jehovah.
2 Lord, hear my voice; let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication.
3 If thou, Jah, shouldest mark iniquities, Lord, who shall stand?
4 But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.
vv.1-4 Calling on Jehovah for Forgiveness. Israel, in the depths of repentance, calls out to Jehovah for forgiveness. In v.3 there is the acknowledgment of sin, and in v.4 the confidence in Jehovah’s forgiveness.
5 I wait for Jehovah; my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.
6 My soul waiteth for the Lord more than the watchers wait for the morning, more than the watchers for the morning.
7 Let Israel hope in Jehovah, because with Jehovah there is loving-kindness, and with him is plenteous redemption;
8 And he will redeem Israel from all his iniquities.
vv.5-8 Hoping in Jehovah. The work of repentance is deep. Jehovah alone is the source of mercy and redemption. The Lord has become personally precious to Israel. They wait for Jehovah more than for the morning (of Israel’s restoration) itself.