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Psalm 123 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 I look up and pray to you. Your throne is in heaven. 1 I lift up my eyes to you, to you whose throne is in heaven.
2 Slaves depend on their masters. Maids depend on the women they work for. In the same way, we depend on the LORD our God. We wait for him to show us his favor. 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 Lord, show us your favor. Show us your favor, because people have made so much fun of us. 3 Have mercy on us, O LORD, have mercy on us, for we have endured much contempt.
4 We have had to put up with a lot from those who are proud. They were always laughing at us. 4 We have endured much ridicule from the proud, much contempt from the arrogant.