A song of ascents.

Prayer for Yahweh’s Action in the Face of Scorn

1 I lift up my eyes to you, the one enthroned in the heavens.

References for Psalms 123:1

    • a 123:1 - The Hebrew Bible counts the superscription as the first verse of the psalm
    • b 123:1 - Or "the one who dwells"
      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 Yahweh our God, until he is gracious to us.

      References for Psalms 123:2

        • c 123:2 - Hebrew "masters"
          3 Be gracious to us, O Yahweh, be gracious to us, for long enough we have had our fill of contempt.
          4 For long enough our soul has had its fill of the derision of the self-confident, the contempt of [the] arrogant.