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Prayer for Yahweh’s Action in the Face of Scorn

A song of ascents.[a]

123 I lift up my eyes to you,
the one enthroned[b] in the heavens.
Behold, as the eyes of servants
look to the hand of their master,[c]
as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress,
so our eyes look to Yahweh our God,
until he is gracious to us.
Be gracious to us, O Yahweh, be gracious to us,
for long enough we have had our fill of contempt.
For long enough our soul has had its fill of
the derision of the self-confident,
the contempt of the arrogant.


  1. Psalm 123:1 The Hebrew Bible counts the superscription as the first verse of the psalm
  2. Psalm 123:1 Or “the one who dwells”
  3. Psalm 123:2 Hebrew “masters”