Psalm 123
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A Song of Ascents

A Prayer for Relief

1To you, who sit enthroned in heaven,

I lift up my eyes.

2Consider this: as the eyes of a servant focus

on what his master provides,a

and as the eyes of a female servant focusb

on what her mistress provides,c

so our eyes focus on the LORD our God,

until he has mercy on us.

3Have mercy on us, LORD, have mercy,

for we have had more than enough of contempt.

4Our lives overflow

with scorn from those who live at ease,

with contempt from those who are proud.

a 123:2 Lit. on the hand of his master
b 123:2 The Heb. lacks focus
c 123:2 Lit. on the hand of her mistress

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