A psalm written for people going up to the temple to worship
1 Yahweh, I have a lot of troubles/many difficulties, so I call out to you.
2 Yahweh, hear me,
while I call out to you [SYN] to be merciful to me!
3 Yahweh, if you kept a record of the sins that we have committed,
not one of us [RHQ] would escape from being condemned and punished
4 But you forgive us,
with the result that we greatly revere you.
5 Yahweh has said that he would help/rescue me;
I trust what he said, and I wait eagerly for him to do that.
6 I wait for Yahweh to help me
more than watchmen wait for the light to dawn;
yes, I wait more eagerly than they do!
7 You my fellow Israelis, confidently expect that Yahweh will bless us.
He will bless us because he faithfully loves us,
and he is very willing to save/rescue us.
8 And he will save us Israeli people from being punished for all the sins that we have committed.