New Living Translation
We keep looking to the LORD our God for his mercy, just as servants keep their eyes on their master, as a slave girl watches her mistress for the slightest signal.
King James Bible
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.
Darby Bible Translation
Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress, so our eyes are directed to Jehovah our God, until he be gracious unto us.
World English Bible
Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress; so our eyes look to Yahweh, our God, until he has mercy on us.
Young's Literal Translation
Lo, as eyes of men-servants Are unto the hand of their masters, As eyes of a maid-servant Are unto the hand of her mistress, So are our eyes unto Jehovah our God, Till that He doth favour us.
Psalm 123:2 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
123:2 Look - For supply of their wants, and for help and defence against their oppressors. Until - Until he help and save us.
I know the LORD is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.
My eyes are always on the LORD, for he rescues me from the traps of my enemies.
I look to you for help, O Sovereign LORD. You are my refuge; don't let them kill me.
As workers who tend a fig tree are allowed to eat the fruit, so workers who protect their employer's interests will be rewarded.
The LORD of Heaven's Armies says to the priests: "A son honors his father, and a servant respects his master. If I am your father and master, where are the honor and respect I deserve? You have shown contempt for my name! "But you ask, 'How have we ever shown contempt for your name?'
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