Compare Translations for Psalm 123:4

Psalm 123:4 ASV
Our soul is exceedingly filled With the scoffing of those that are at ease, And with the contempt of the proud.
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Psalm 123:4 BBE
For long enough have men of pride made sport of our soul.
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Psalm 123:4 CEB
We've had more than enough mockery from the self-confident, more than enough shame from the proud.
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Psalm 123:4 CJB
more than our fill of scorn from the complacent and contempt from the arrogant.
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Psalm 123:4 RHE
(122-4) For our soul is greatly filled: we are a reproach to the rich, and contempt to the proud.
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Psalm 123:4 ESV
Our soul has had more than enough of the scorn of those who are at ease, of the contempt of the proud.
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Psalm 123:4 GW
We have suffered more than our share of ridicule from those who are carefree. We have suffered more than our share of contempt from those who are arrogant.
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Psalm 123:4 GNT
We have been mocked too long by the rich and scorned by proud oppressors.
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Psalm 123:4 HNV
Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scoffing of those who are at ease, With the contempt of the proud.
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Psalm 123:4 CSB
We've had more than enough scorn from the arrogant [and] contempt from the proud.
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Psalm 123:4 KJV
Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those that are at ease, and with the contempt of the proud .
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Psalm 123:4 LEB
For long enough our soul has had its fill of the derision of the self-confident, the contempt of [the] arrogant.
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Psalm 123:4 NAS
Our soul is greatly filled With the scoffing of those who are at ease, And with the contempt of the proud.
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Psalm 123:4 NCV
We have suffered many insults from lazy people and much cruelty from the proud. A song for going up to worship. Of David.
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Psalm 123:4 NIRV
We have had to put up with a lot from those who are proud. They were always laughing at us.
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Psalm 123:4 NIV
We have endured much ridicule from the proud, much contempt from the arrogant.
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Psalm 123:4 NKJV
Our soul is exceedingly filled With the scorn of those who are at ease, With the contempt of the proud.
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Psalm 123:4 NLT
We have had our fill of the scoffing of the proud and the contempt of the arrogant.
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Psalm 123:4 NRS
Our soul has had more than its fill of the scorn of those who are at ease, of the contempt of the proud.
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Psalm 123:4 RSV
Too long our soul has been sated with the scorn of those who are at ease, the contempt of the proud.
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Psalm 123:4 DBY
Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those that are at ease, with the contempt of the proud.
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Psalm 123:4 MSG
Kicked in the teeth by complacent rich men, kicked when we're down by arrogant brutes.
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Psalm 123:4 WBT
Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those that are at ease, [and] with the contempt of the proud.
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Psalm 123:4 TMB
Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those that are at ease, and with the contempt of the proud.
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Psalm 123:4 TNIV
We have endured no end of ridicule from the arrogant, of contempt from the proud.
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Psalm 123:4 WEB
Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scoffing of those who are at ease, With the contempt of the proud.
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Psalm 123:4 WYC
For our soul is much filled; we be shame to them that be abundant with riches, and despising to proud men. (For our soul is filled full, with the scorn of those who have abundant riches; and with disdain from the proud.)
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Psalm 123:4 YLT
Greatly hath our soul been filled With the scorning of the easy ones, With the contempt of the arrogant!
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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.