John Wesley's Explanatory Notes
on the Whole Bible

PSALM CXXX. Chapter Overview

The psalmist confessing his sins, expresses his hope in God, verse 1-6.
And exhorts Israel to hope in him, verse7, 8. A song of degrees.

Verse 3
Mark - Observe them accurately and punish them as they deserve. Stand - At thy tribunal.

Verse 4
Forgiveness - Thou art able and ready to forgive repenting sinners. Feared - Not with a slavish, but with a childlike fear. This mercy of thine is the foundation of all religion, without which men would desperately proceed in their impious courses.

Verse 5
I wait - That he would pardon my sins.

Verse 6
They - Whether soldiers that keep the night-watches in an army, or the priests or Levites who did so in the temple.

Verse 7
Israel - Every true Israelite. Plenteous - Abundantly sufficient for all persons who accept it upon God's terms.

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Bibliography Information
Wesley, John. "Commentary on Psalm 130". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes
on the Whole Bible". <>. 1765.