The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BiblePsalms 130:3
If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities…
Or "observe" F6
them. Not but that God does observe the sins of men: he sees all the
evil actions of bad men done in the dark, which cannot hide them from
him; and all the iniquities of good men, so as to correct and chastise
for them, but not with his eye of vindictive justice. Or "keep" F7
them; should he keep a watchful eye over them, make strict inspection
into them, enter into a critical examination of them, and of all their
aggravated circumstances; should he keep them in mind and memory,
retain them in the book of his remembrance; should he lay them up, and
keep them sealed among his stores, in order to be brought to light, and
brought out as charges another day, and to the condemnation of men;
should he set them before him in the light of his countenance, and not
cast them behind his back and into the depths of the sea; should he
visit for them in a way of wrath, or enter into judgment on account of
them, with men in their own persons; demanding satisfaction for them at
their own hands, without any regard to the sacrifice and satisfaction
of his Son; all a man's righteousness, repentance, humiliation and
tears, would stand him in no stead, would not answer for him, or atone
for his sins; still his iniquities would remain marked before God; the
consequence of which would be eternal damnation, (Jeremiah 2:22) ;
O Lord, who shall stand?
Not one; since all are sinners. The Arabic
version adds, "before thee"; in his presence; in the house and courts
of God, there to minister before him; to pray and praise, to preach and
hear: or at his bar hereafter, with any boldness and confidence; so as
to litigate the point with him in his court of judicature, before
angels and men, and so as to carry the cause; the wicked shall not
stand in judgment, (Psalms 1:5) . Or who can stand before his vindictive
justice, or bear his wrath and vengeance? No one can. See (Nahum 1:6)
(Malachi 3:2) (Revelation 6:17) .
F6 (rmvt) "observaveris", V. L. Pagninus, Montanus, Musculus, Junius
& Tremellius, Piscator, Michaelis.
F7 "Serves", Cocceius; "servaveris", Muis.
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Gill, John. "Commentary on Psalm 130:3". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/geb/view.cgi?book=ps&chapter=130&verse=003>. 1999.