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Compare Translations for Psalm 123:1

Psalm 123:1 ASV
Unto thee do I lift up mine eyes, O thou that sittest in the heavens.
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Psalm 123:1 CEB
I raise my eyes to you— you who rule heaven.
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Psalm 123:1 CJB
A song of ascents: I raise my eyes to you, whose throne is in heaven.
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Psalm 123:1 RHE
(122-1) To thee have I lifted up my eyes, who dwellest in heaven.
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Psalm 123:1 ESV
To you I lift up my eyes, O you who are enthroned in the heavens!
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Psalm 123:1 GW
I look up to you, to the one who sits enthroned in heaven.
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Psalm 123:1 GNT
Lord, I look up to you, up to heaven, where you rule.
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Psalm 123:1 CSB
I lift my eyes to You, the One enthroned in heaven.
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Psalm 123:1 KJV
Unto thee lift I up mine eyes, O thou that dwellest in the heavens.
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Psalm 123:1 LEB
I lift up my eyes to you, the one enthroned in the heavens.
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Psalm 123:1 NAS
To You I lift up my eyes, O You who are enthroned in the heavens!
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Psalm 123:1 NCV
Lord, I look upward to you, you who live in heaven.
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Psalm 123:1 NIV
I lift up my eyes to you, to you whose throne is in heaven.
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Psalm 123:1 NKJV
A Song of Ascents. Unto You I lift up my eyes, O You who dwell in the heavens.
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Psalm 123:1 NLT
A song for the ascent to Jerusalem. I lift my eyes to you, O God, enthroned in heaven.
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Psalm 123:1 NRS
To you I lift up my eyes, O you who are enthroned in the heavens!
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Psalm 123:1 RSV
A Song of Ascents. To thee I lift up my eyes, O thou who art enthroned in the heavens!
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Psalm 123:1 DBY
{A Song of degrees.} Unto thee do I lift up mine eyes, O thou that dwellest in the heavens.
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Psalm 123:1 MSG
I look to you, heaven-dwelling God, look up to you for help.
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Psalm 123:1 WBT
A Song of degrees. To thee I raise my eyes, O thou that dwellest in the heavens.
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Psalm 123:1 TNIV
I lift up my eyes to you, to you who sit enthroned in heaven.
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Psalm 123:1 WYC
The song of degrees. To thee I have raised mine eyes; that dwellest in heavens. (I raise up my eyes to thee; who livest in heaven.)
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Psalm 123:1 YLT
A Song of the Ascents. Unto Thee I have lifted up mine eyes, O dweller in the heavens.
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Psalms 123 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 123

Confidence in God under contempt.

- Our Lord Jesus has taught us to look unto God in prayer as our Father in heaven. In every prayer a good man lifts up his soul to God; especially when in trouble. We desire mercy from him; we hope he will show us mercy, and we will continue waiting on him till it come. The eyes of a servant are to his master's directing hand, expecting that he will appoint him his work. And also to his supplying hand. Servants look to their master or their mistress for their portion of meat in due season. And to God we must look for daily bread, for grace sufficient; from him we must receive it thankfully. Where can we look for help but to our Master? And, further, to his protecting hand. If the servant is wronged and injured in his work, who should right him, but his master? And to his correcting hand. Whither should sinners turn but to him that smote them? They humble themselves under God's mighty hand. And lastly, to his rewarding hand. Hypocrites look to the world's hand, thence they have their reward; but true Christians look to God as their Master and their Rewarder. God's people find little mercy with men; but this is their comfort, that with the Lord there is mercy. Scorning and contempt have been, are, and are likely to be, the lot of God's people in this world. It is hard to bear; but the servants of God should not complain if they are treated as his beloved Son was. Let us then, when ready to faint under trials, look unto Jesus, and by faith and prayer cast ourselves upon the mercy of God.

Psalms 123 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 123

Psalms 123:1-4 . An earnest and expecting prayer for divine aid in distress.

1. (Compare Psalms 121:1 ).
thou that dwellest--literally, "sittest as enthroned" (compare Psalms 2:4 , Psalms 113:4 Psalms 113:5 ).

2. Deference, submission, and trust, are all expressed by the figure. In the East, servants in attending on their masters are almost wholly directed by signs, which require the closest observance of the hands of the latter. The servants of God should look (1) to His directing hand, to appoint them their work; (2) to His supplying hand ( Psalms 104:28 ), to give them their portion in due season; (3) to His protecting hand, to right them when wronged; (4) to His correcting hand ( Isaiah 9:13 , 1 Peter 5:6 ; compare Genesis 16:6 ); (5) to His rewarding hand.

3. contempt--was that of the heathen, and, perhaps, Samaritans ( Nehemiah 1:3 , 2:19 ).

4. of those that are at ease--self-complacently, disregarding God's law, and despising His people.