Psalms - Chapter 123




The King James Version Basic English Version (BBE)

1 Unto thee lift I up mine eyes, O thou that dwellest in the heavens.

1 <A Song of the going up.> To you my eyes are lifted up, even to you whose seat is in the heavens.

2 Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the LORD our God, until that he have mercy upon us.

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.

3 Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us: for we are exceedingly filled with contempt.

3 Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us: for all men are looking down on us.

4 Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those that are at ease, and with the contempt of the proud.

4 For long enough have men of pride made sport of our soul.




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