Compare Translations for Psalm 123:3

Psalm 123:3 ASV
Have mercy upon us, O Jehovah, have mercy upon us; For we are exceedingly filled with contempt.
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Psalm 123:3 BBE
Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us: for all men are looking down on us.
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Psalm 123:3 CEB
Have mercy on us, LORD! Have mercy because we've had more than enough shame.
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Psalm 123:3 CJB
Have mercy on us, ADONAI, have mercy; for we have had our fill of contempt,
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Psalm 123:3 RHE
(122-3) Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us: for we are greatly filled with contempt.
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Psalm 123:3 ESV
Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us, for we have had more than enough of contempt.
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Psalm 123:3 GW
Have pity on us, O LORD. Have pity on us because we have suffered more than our share of contempt.
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Psalm 123:3 GNT
Be merciful to us, Lord, be merciful; we have been treated with so much contempt.
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Psalm 123:3 HNV
Have mercy on us, LORD, have mercy on us, For we have endured much contempt.
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Psalm 123:3 CSB
Show us favor, Lord, show us favor, for we've had more than enough contempt.
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Psalm 123:3 KJV
Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us: for we are exceedingly filled with contempt.
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Psalm 123:3 LEB
Be gracious to us, O Yahweh, be gracious to us, for long enough we have had our fill of contempt.
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Psalm 123:3 NAS
Be gracious to us, O LORD, be gracious to us, For we are greatly filled with contempt.
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Psalm 123:3 NCV
Have mercy on us, Lord. Have mercy on us, because we have been insulted.
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Psalm 123:3 NIRV
Lord, show us your favor. Show us your favor, because people have made so much fun of us.
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Psalm 123:3 NIV
Have mercy on us, O LORD, have mercy on us, for we have endured much contempt.
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Psalm 123:3 NKJV
Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us! For we are exceedingly filled with contempt.
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Psalm 123:3 NLT
Have mercy on us, LORD, have mercy, for we have had our fill of contempt.
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Psalm 123:3 NRS
Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have mercy upon us, for we have had more than enough of contempt.
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Psalm 123:3 RSV
Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us, for we have had more than enough of contempt.
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Psalm 123:3 DBY
Be gracious unto us, O Jehovah, be gracious unto us; for we are exceedingly filled with contempt.
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Psalm 123:3 MSG
Mercy, God, mercy! We've been kicked around long enough,
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Psalm 123:3 WBT
Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us; for we are exceedingly filled with contempt.
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Psalm 123:3 TMB
Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us, for we are exceedingly filled with contempt.
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Psalm 123:3 TNIV
Have mercy on us, LORD, have mercy on us, for we have endured no end of contempt.
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Psalm 123:3 WEB
Have mercy on us, Yahweh, have mercy on us, For we have endured much contempt.
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Psalm 123:3 WYC
Lord, have thou mercy on us, have thou mercy on us; for we be much filled with despising (for we be greatly despised).
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Psalm 123:3 YLT
Favour us, O Jehovah, favour us, For greatly have we been filled with contempt,
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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.