Psalm 123



Looking For God's Favor

1 To You I lift up my eyes, O You who are enthroned in the heavens!

1 {A Song of degrees.} Unto thee lift I up mine eyes, O thou that dwellest in the heavens.

1 To you, who sit enthroned in heaven, I lift up my eyes.

1 Unto You do I lift up my eyes, O You Who are enthroned in heaven.

2 Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, As the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, So our eyes look to the LORD our God, Until He is gracious to us.

2 Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the LORD our God, until that he have mercy upon us.

2 Consider this: as the eyes of a servant focus on what his master provides, and as the eyes of a female servant focus on what her mistress provides, so our eyes focus on the LORD our God, until he has mercy on us.

2 Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, and as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, until He has mercy and loving-kindness for us.

3 Be gracious to us, O LORD, be gracious to us, For we are greatly filled with contempt.

3 Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us: for we are exceedingly filled with contempt.

3 Have mercy on us, LORD, have mercy, for we have had more than enough of contempt.

3 Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on and loving-kindness for us, for we are exceedingly satiated with contempt.

4 Our soul is greatly filled With the scoffing of those who are at ease, And with the contempt of the proud.

4 Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those that are at ease, and with the contempt of the proud.

4 Our lives overflow with scorn from those who live at ease, with contempt from those who are proud. A Davidic Song of Ascents

4 Our life is exceedingly filled with the scorning and scoffing of those who are at ease and with the contempt of the proud (irresponsible tyrants who disregard God's law).



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