A song of ascents. 2 From the deep water 3 I cry out to you, O Lord.
A song of ascents. Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD;
<<A Song of Ascents.>> Out of the depths I have cried to You, O LORD.
<<A song for the ascent to Jerusalem.>> From the depths of despair, O LORD, I call for your help.
Help, GOD--the bottom has fallen out of my life! Master, hear my cry for help!
<A Song of the going up.> Out of the deep have I sent up my cry to you, O Lord.
Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD.
<<A Song of Ascents.>> Out of the depths I have cried to You, O LORD;
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Out of the depths
have I cried
unto thee, O LORD
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. From the deep
water I cry
out to you, O Lord.
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1 sn Psalm 130. The psalmist, confident of the Lord’s forgiveness, cries out to the Lord for help in the midst of his suffering and urges Israel to do the same.
2 sn The precise significance of this title, which appears in Pss 120-134, is unclear. Perhaps worshipers recited these psalms when they ascended the road to Jerusalem to celebrate annual religious festivals. For a discussion of their background see L. C. Allen, Psalms 101-150 (WBC), 219-21.
3 tn Heb “depths,” that is, deep waters (see Ps 69:2, 14; Isa 51:10), a metaphor for the life-threatening danger faced by the psalmist.