New English Translation
A song of ascents.
1 From the deep water I cry out to you, O LORD.
2 O LORD, listen to me! Pay attention to my plea for mercy!
3 If you, O LORD, were to keep track of sins, O LORD, who could stand before you?
4 But you are willing to forgive, so that you might be honored.
5 I rely on the LORD, I rely on him with my whole being; I wait for his assuring word.
6 I yearn for the LORD, more than watchmen do for the morning, yes, more than watchmen do for the morning.
7 O Israel, hope in the LORD, for the LORD exhibits loyal love, and is more than willing to deliver.
8 He will deliver Israel from all the consequences of their sins.
King James Version
A Song of degrees.
1 Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O LORD.
2 Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.
3 If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?
4 But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.
5 I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.
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.
7 Let Israel hope in the LORD: for with the LORD there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.
8 And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.