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Psalm 123 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 To you my eyes are lifted up, even to you whose seat is in the heavens. 1 I lift up my eyes to you, to you whose throne is in heaven.
2 See! as the eyes of servants are turned to the hands of their masters, and the eyes of a servant-girl to her owner, so our eyes are waiting for the Lord our God, till he has mercy on us. 2 As the eyes of slaves look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maid look to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the LORD our God, till he shows us his mercy.
3 Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us: for all men are looking down on us. 3 Have mercy on us, O LORD, have mercy on us, for we have endured much contempt.
4 For long enough have men of pride made sport of our soul. 4 We have endured much ridicule from the proud, much contempt from the arrogant.