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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Psalms 130

Verse 1

Title. A Song of degrees. Same as 120. See App-67 .

depths. Symbolical of distress. Compare Psalms 42:7 ; Psalms 66:12 ; Psalms 69:2 .

Verse 2

LORD *. One of the 134 places where the Sopherim altered Jehovah to Adonai. See App-32 . So also verses: Psalms 130:3 ; Psalms 130:6 .

ears . Figure of speech Anthropopatheia. App-6 .

Verse 4

But = For; or Because; corresponding with Psalms 130:7 .

forgiveness = the forgiveness: viz. that which Heze-kiah gave thanks for in Isaiah 38:17 .

Verse 5

soul. Hebrew. nephesh . App-13 .

His word: as sent to Hezekiah by Jehovah through Isaiah.

Verse 6

watch. Hebrew. shamar = to keep = observe. An astronomical word, as in Psalms 19:11 . Compare Psalms 105:45 ; Psalms 107:43 ; Psalms 119:34 . Omit the italics, note the Figure of speech Epizeuxis. App-6 , and render: "More than watchers for the morning [while] watching for the morning. "

Verse 7

mercy = lovingkindness, or grace.

plenteous redemption. Not only from the king of Assyria (Isaiah 37:0 ), but from "the king of terrors". redemption. Hebrew. padah. See notes on Exodus 13:13 .

Verse 8

redeem. Same as Psalms 130:7 .

iniquities. Hebrew. 'avah. App-44 . (Isaiah 38:0 .)

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 130". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/psalms-130.html. 1909-1922.