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2018 September 12
Psalm 130

Hope Comes to Amalia van Solms at the Tomb of Frederik Hendrik (1654)
Govert Teuniszoon Flinck (1615-1660)
Dutch Golden Age Baroque Style
Mauritshuis, The Hague, Netherlands
Image Source: Web Gallery of Art

     [ Illustration: Hope, a key theme of today's Psalm, is depicted in today's painting as coming to console a grieving woman. ]


[ I will again be working through the Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation. I will be adding links, resources, images, and the like, upgrading the former work-through which began with the 2013-10-12 posting which can be found, along with the full Genesis to Revelation postings, in the Archive Page. Postings will be at midnight Eastern Time, as I am able. However, no chapters will be skipped, even though a posting may be late. And all postings will be housed in the Archive Page. ]

     Explanation: In Psalm 130, the Psalmist cries out to the LORD for redemption from sin and receives assurances from the LORD for himself and for his nation, Israel.
     An Appeal to the LORD. The Psalmist cries to the LORD out of the depths of his guilt, asking the LORD to hear his supplications (1-2).
          Because the LORD Forgives. And he asks the LORD not to mark his iniquities since no one can stand the LORD's scrutiny. So he pleads for forgiveness because there is forgiveness with the LORD so that he might be feared (3-4).
     An Appeal to the LORD. He tells us that he waits for the LORD and hopes in him more than those who wait for the morning. And he encourages his fellow Israelites to hope in the LORD (5-7a).
          Because the LORD is Merciful and Redeems from Iniquities. We should hope in the LORD because he is merciful, because his redemption is plentiful, and because he will redeem Israel from all of their iniquities (7b-8).
                    NOTE. The structure presented above is based on The Literary Structure of the Old Testament, David A. Dorsey, 1999, p. 185. Today's Psalm has a synonymous parallelism (ideas in the Psalm match one another, sometimes in identical or nearly identical words).

     [ Sermons: Eric Alexander 1. Eric Alexander 2. Various. ]

Bible Chronologies -- Genesis to Revelation

[Traditional Patriarchal Chronology. Judges Period Chronology 1. Judges Period Chronology 2. Kings of Judah and Israel #1. Kings of Judah and Israel #2].

[Post Exile Chronology 1. Post Exile Chronology 2. Post Exile Chronology 3.]

[Prophets Chronology 1. Prophets Chronology 2. Prophets Chronology 3. Prophets Chronology 4.]

[Intertestamental Period Chronology 1. Intertestamental Period Chronology 2. Intertestamental Period Chronology 3.
Intertestamental Period Chronology 4. Intertestamental Period Chronology 5.]

[New Testament Chronology 1. New Testament Chronology 2. New Testament Chronology 3. New Testament Chronology 4. New Testament Chronology 5.]


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          [ THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES: Psalm 130: Hallel Psalms: The Egyptian Hallel -- Psalms 113-118: Psalm 113. Psalm 114. Psalm 115. Psalm 116. Psalm 117. Psalm 118. The Great Hallel [Group of Psalms] -- Psalms 118-136: Psalm 118. Psalm 119. Psalm 120. [Subset: Psalms of Ascents: Psalms 120-134.] Psalm 121. Psalm 122. Psalm 123. Psalm 124. Psalm 125. Psalm 126. Psalm 127. Psalm 128. Psalm 129. Psalm 130. Psalm 131. Psalm 132. Psalm 133. Psalm 134. Psalm 135. Psalm 136. The Great Hallel [Single Psalm] -- Psalm 136. An Individual Hallel -- Psalm 145. The Concluding Hallel -- Psalms 146-150: Psalm 146. Psalm 147. Psalm 148. Psalm 149. Psalm 150. PENITENTIAL PSALMS: Psalm 6. Psalm 32. Psalm 38. Psalm 51. Psalm 102. Psalm 130. Psalm 143. ]
[1] Psalm 18:16; Psalm 88:7; Psalm 69:2; Isaiah 51:10.
[3] Job 10:14; Job 14:16; Jeremiah 3:5; Amos 1:11.
[6] Psalm 123:2; Psalm 134:1; Deuteronomy 28:67.
[7] Psalm 131:3.
[8] Psalm 25:22.
     -- From Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers ]

          [ CHRONOLOGY: GENERAL. Patriarchs (Traditional). Judges # 1. Judges # 2. Kings # 1. Kings # 2. Prophets # 1. Prophets # 2. NT # 1. NT # 2. NT # 3. ]

          [ MAPS: Maps # 1. Maps # 2. Maps # 3. Maps # 4. Maps # 5. ]

          [ COMMENTARIES, ETC: GENERAL: Bible Study Tools; Bible Hub: Study Light; Blue Letter Bible // PSALMS: Monergism: Precept Austin: The Treasury of David; John Gill; John Calvin - Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

          [ MUSIC: GENERAL: Psalm 130 - #1. Psalm 130 - #2. Psalm 130 - #3. Psalm 130 - #4. Psalm 130 - #5. Psalm 130 - #6. Psalm 130 - #7. Psalm 130 - #8. Psalm 130 - #9. Psalm 130 - #10. Psalm 130 - #11. Psalm 130 - #12. Psalm 130 - #13. Psalm 130 - #14. PLUS: Avinu Malkeinu; & Lyrics. The Cyber Hymnal // PSALMS: Genevan Psalter (Instrumental). VARIOUS ARTISTS: Micha'el Ben David. Sons of Korah. Fernando Ortega. Janet Isaac Morrison. Music of the Bible Revealed - Suzanne Haik-Vantoura. Dr. David Erb. Gregorian Chants. ]


John Calvin - CCEL | Analytical Chart - BLB


Gospel Harmony - Summary | The Harmony of the Gospels - Augustine | Gospel Harmony Chart - Online Bible

Greek Harmony of the Gospels - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF) | Gospel Harmony in English - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF)


Hebrew and Greek Interlinear Download - Scripture 4 All

Bible Hub Interlinear Hebrew and Greek Bible

Bible Hub Hebrew Interlinear | Scripture 4 All Hebrew Interlinear

Mounce Interlinear | Bible Hub Greek Interlinear | Scripture 4 All Greek Interlinear Bible

Psalm Detailed Outline


Deliverance from Sinners and from Sin

Nearly all the Psalms (except Psalm 90) were written during the 612 year period
from the time of David around 1016 B. C. to the close of the Canon in about 404 B. C.
Psalm 90, according to its superscription, was written by Moses; this may have been around 1406 B. C.

PSALMS 107-150.
1016 - 404 B.C. Israel
God Praised & Thanked for His Goodness

Psalm 130
The LORD forgives us and redeems us from our iniquities.

Map 1: Bible Nations | Map 2: Empire of David and Solomon Map 3: Kingdoms of Judah and Israel | Post Exile Chronology.

1 A Song of degrees. *

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.

* NOTE: On Opening and Closing Comments in the Psalms.
[Some commentators take the Psalm in Habakkuk 3 to be a standard model for the Psalms.
Habakkuk's Psalm begins with the name of the composer (Habakkuk) and a musical notation ("upon Shigionoth").
It closes with a dedication or a "send to" notice ("To the chief singer on my stringed instruments").
I have arranged similar material, where it is found in the Psalter, in accord with the model in Habakkuk.]

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