Psalm 130:6
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New International Version
I wait for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning.

New Living Translation
I long for the Lord more than sentries long for the dawn, yes, more than sentries long for the dawn.

English Standard Version
my soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning, more than watchmen for the morning.

New American Standard Bible
My soul waits for the Lord More than the watchmen for the morning; Indeed, more than the watchmen for the morning.

King James Bible
My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I wait for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning-- more than watchmen for the morning.

International Standard Version
My soul looks to the Lord more than watchmen look for the morning— more, indeed, than watchmen for the morning.

NET Bible
I yearn for the Lord, more than watchmen do for the morning, yes, more than watchmen do for the morning.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I have waited for Lord Jehovah from the watch of dawn and unto the watch of the morning.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My soul waits for the LORD more than those who watch for the morning, more than those who watch for the morning.

Jubilee Bible 2000
My soul has waited for the Lord more than those that watch for the morning: I say, more than those that watch for the morning.

King James 2000 Bible
My soul waits for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.

American King James Version
My soul waits for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.

American Standard Version
My soul waiteth for the Lord More than watchmen wait for the morning; Yea, more than watchmen for the morning.

Douay-Rheims Bible
From the morning watch even until night, let Israel hope in the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
My soul [waiteth] for the Lord more than the watchers [wait] for the morning, [more than] the watchers for the morning.

English Revised Version
My soul looketh for the Lord, more than watchmen look for the morning; yea, more than watchmen for the morning.

Webster's Bible Translation
My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.

World English Bible
My soul longs for the Lord more than watchmen long for the morning; more than watchmen for the morning.

Young's Literal Translation
My soul is for the Lord, More than those watching for morning, Watching for morning!
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

130:5-8 It is for the Lord that my soul waits, for the gifts of his grace, and the working of his power. We must hope for that only which he has promised in his word. Like those who wish to see the dawn, being very desirous that light would come long before day; but still more earnestly does a good man long for the tokens of God's favour, and the visits of his grace. Let all that devote themselves to the Lord, cheerfully stay themselves on him. This redemption is redemption from all sin. Jesus Christ saves his people from their sins, both from the condemning and from the commanding power of sin. It is plenteous redemption; there is an all-sufficient fulness in the Redeemer, enough for all, enough for each; therefore enough for me, says the believer. Redemption from sin includes redemption from all other evils, therefore it is a plenteous redemption, through the atoning blood of Jesus, who shall redeem his people from all their sins. All that wait on God for mercy and grace, are sure to have peace.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 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; i.e. more eagerly, more anxiously, than even the night watchman, tired with his long vigil. Again the repetition adds force.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

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" (h); 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 (i). 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.

(h) So Junius & Tremellius, Musculus, Cocceius. (i) See Misn. Yoma, c. 3. s. 1. & Tamid, c. 3. s. 2.



Psalm 130:6 Additional Commentaries
Context
Out of the Depths I Cried to You
5I wait for the LORD, my soul does wait, And in His word do I hope. 6My soul waits for the Lord More than the watchmen for the morning; Indeed, more than the watchmen for the morning. 7O Israel, hope in the LORD; For with the LORD there is lovingkindness, And with Him is abundant redemption.…
Cross References
Psalm 33:20
We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield.

Psalm 63:6
On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night.

Psalm 119:147
I rise before dawn and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word.
Treasury of Scripture

My soul waits for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.

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Psalm 63:6 When I remember you on my bed, and meditate on you in the night watches.

Psalm 119:147 I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in your word.

Acts 27:29 Then fearing lest we should have fallen on rocks, they cast four …

I say more than they that watch for the morning. or, which watch unto the morning

Psalm 134:1 Behold, bless you the LORD, all you servants of the LORD, which by …

Isaiah 21:8 And he cried, A lion: My lord, I stand continually on the watchtower …

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