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?

4 But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.

5 I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.

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.

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

8 And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.

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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible
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Book: Psalms
Chapter: 130

The psalmist's Humility. Believers encouraged to trust in God.
- The psalmist aimed at nothing high or great, but to be content
in every condition God allotted. Humble saints cannot think So
Well of themselves as others think of them. The Love of God
reigning in the Heart, will subdue self-Love. Where there is a
proud Heart, there is commonly a proud look. To know God and our
duty, is learning sufficiently high for us. It is our Wisdom not
to meddle with that which does not belong to us. He was Well
reconciled to every condition the Lord placed him in. He had
been as humble as a little Child about the Age of weaning, and
as far from aiming at high things; as entirely at God's
disposal, as the Child at the disposal of the mother or nurse.
We must become as little children, Mt 18:3. Our hearts are
desirous of worldly things, cry for them, and are fond of them;
but, By the Grace of God, a soul that is made holy, is weaned
from these things. The Child is Cross and fretful while in the
weaning; but in a Day or two it cares No longer for Milk, and it
can Bear stronger Food. Thus does a converted soul quiet itself
under the loss of what it loved, and disappointments in what it
hoped for, and is easy whatever happens. When our condition is
not to our mind, we must bring our mind to our condition; then
we are easy to ourselves and all about us; then our souls are as
a weaned Child. And thus the psalmist recommends confidence in
God, to all the Israel of God, from his own experience. It is
good to Hope, and quietly to wait for the Salvation of the Lord
under every trial.

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