The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BiblePsalms 130:6
My soul [waiteth] for the Lord…
This is repeated for the
confirmation of it, and to show the vehement and constant disposition
of his mind towards the Lord; as well as for the sake of what follows:
more than they that watch for the morning: [I say, more than] they
that watch for the morning;
or, "more than the morning watchers, that
watch for or until the morning" F8; than watchmen of cities, or the
keepers of the wails, as Aben Ezra; those who are upon the last morning
watch, and are looking out for the morning light; that they may go off
from duty, and lie down and sleep: or than those that sit up with sick
persons; who, being solitary and melancholy, as well as want sleep,
long for the morning, that they may have some refreshment: or rather
than the priests and Levites that watched in the temple, that waited
for the morning, that they might be relieved by others; or else than
those of that function, who were very diligent to observe the break of
day, that they might enter upon their morning sacrifices; of which are
many instances in the Misnah F9. So the Targum,
``more than they that observe the morning watches, which they
observe to offer up the morning sacrifice:''
and Kimchi's paraphrase is,
``who rise in the morning watches to pray.''
The coming of Christ is said to be as the morning; and the light of
God's countenance is comparable to the morning light; the discoveries
of pardoning grace are through the bright shining of the sun of
righteousness, and is the healing that is in his wings; and salvation
and deliverance from any distress Is light that breaks forth as the
morning: all and each of these are more desirable, and more to be
waited for, than the natural light of the morning; see (2 Samuel 23:4)
(Hosea 6:3) (Psalms 30:4) (Malachi 4:2) (Isaiah 58:8) .
F8 So Junius & Tremellius, Musculus, Cocceius.
F9 See Misn. Yoma, c. 3. s. 1. & Tamid, c. 3. s. 2.