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Hope for the Redemption of Yahweh

A song of ascents.[a]

130 Out of the depths I call to you, O Yahweh.
“O Lord, hear my voice.
Let your ears be attentive
to the voice of my supplications.
If you, O Yah,[b] should keep track of[c] iniquities,
O Lord, who could stand?
But with you is forgiveness,
so that you may be feared.”
I await Yahweh; my soul awaits,
and I wait[d] for his word.
My soul waits for the Lord
more than watchmen for the morning.
Yes, more than watchmen for the morning.
O Israel, wait[e] for Yahweh.
For with Yahweh there is loyal love,
and with him there is abundant redemption.
And he will redeem Israel
from all its iniquities.


  1. Psalm 130:1 The Hebrew Bible counts the superscription as the first verse of the psalm
  2. Psalm 130:3 A shortened form of “Yahweh”
  3. Psalm 130:3 Literally “keep”
  4. Psalm 130:5 Or “hope,” here and v. 7, though the Hebrew uses a different verbal stem in v. 7
  5. Psalm 130:7 Or “hope”