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Psalms 130:4

    Psalms 130:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But there is forgiveness with you, that you may be feared.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But there is forgiveness with thee, That thou mayest be feared.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But there is forgiveness with you, so that you may be feared.

    Webster's Revision

    But there is forgiveness with thee, That thou mayest be feared.

    World English Bible

    But there is forgiveness with you, therefore you are feared.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 130:4

    But there is forgiveness with thee - Thou canst forgive; mercy belongs to thee, as well as judgment. The doctrine here is the doctrine of St. John: "If any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world." "Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth; for the Lord hath spoken!" Jesus has died for our sins; therefore God can be just, and yet the justifier of him who believeth in Jesus.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 130:4

    But there is forgiveness with thee - The Septuagint renders this ἱλασμός hilasmos, propitiation, reconciliation; the Latin Vulgate "propitiatio," propitiation. The Hebrew word means "pardon." The idea is, that sin may be forgiven; or, that God is a Being who does pardon sin, and that this is the only ground of hope. When we come before God, the ground of our hope is not that we can justify ourselves; not that we can prove we have not sinned; not that we can explain our sins away; not that we can offer an apology for them; it is only in a frank and full confession, and in a hope that God will forgive them. He who does not come in this manner can have no hope of acceptance with God.

    That thou mayest be feared - That thou mayest be reverenced; or, that men may be brought to serve and worship thee - may be brought to a proper reverence for thy name. The idea is, not that pardon produces fear or terror - for the very reverse is true - but that God, by forgiving the sinner, brings him to reverence him, to worship him, to serve him: that is, the sinner is truly reconciled to God, and becomes a sincere worshipper. The offendcr is so pardoned that he is disposed to worship and honor God, for God has revealed himself as one who forgives sin, in order that the sinner may be encouraged to come to him, and be his true worshipper.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 130:4

    130:4 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.