Psalm 123:3
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New International Version
Have mercy on us, LORD, have mercy on us, for we have endured no end of contempt.

New Living Translation
Have mercy on us, LORD, have mercy, for we have had our fill of contempt.

English Standard Version
Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us, for we have had more than enough of contempt.

New American Standard Bible
Be gracious to us, O LORD, be gracious to us, For we are greatly filled with contempt.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Show us favor, LORD, show us favor, for we've had more than enough contempt.

International Standard Version
Have mercy on us, LORD, have mercy, for we have had more than enough of contempt.

NET Bible
Show us favor, O LORD, show us favor! For we have had our fill of humiliation, and then some.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Show mercy upon us, Lord Jehovah, show mercy upon us, because of the multitude of the contempt which we have heard!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Have pity on us, O LORD. Have pity on us because we have suffered more than our share of contempt.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Be gracious unto us, O LORD, be gracious unto us; For we are full sated with contempt.

New American Standard 1977
Be gracious to us, O LORD, be gracious to us;
            For we are greatly filled with contempt.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us, for we are exceedingly weary of being held in contempt.

King James 2000 Bible
Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us: for we are exceedingly filled with contempt.

American King James Version
Have mercy on us, O LORD, have mercy on us: for we are exceedingly filled with contempt.

American Standard Version
Have mercy upon us, O Jehovah, have mercy upon us; For we are exceedingly filled with contempt.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us: for we are greatly filled with contempt.

Darby Bible Translation
Be gracious unto us, O Jehovah, be gracious unto us; for we are exceedingly filled with contempt.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us; for we are exceedingly filled with contempt.

World English Bible
Have mercy on us, Yahweh, have mercy on us, for we have endured much contempt.

Young's Literal Translation
Favour us, O Jehovah, favour us, For greatly have we been filled with contempt,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
123:1-4 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.
Study Bible
To You I Do Lift Up My Eyes
2Behold, 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 the LORD our God, Until He is gracious to us. 3Be gracious to us, O LORD, be gracious to us, For we are greatly filled with contempt. 4Our soul is greatly filled With the scoffing of those who are at ease, And with the contempt of the proud.…
Cross References
Nehemiah 4:4
Hear, O our God, how we are despised! Return their reproach on their own heads and give them up for plunder in a land of captivity.

Psalm 4:1
For the choir director; on stringed instruments. A Psalm of David. Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have relieved me in my distress; Be gracious to me and hear my prayer.

Psalm 51:1
For the choir director. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. Be gracious to me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness; According to the greatness of Your compassion blot out my transgressions.

Psalm 119:22
Take away reproach and contempt from me, For I observe Your testimonies.

Ezekiel 36:6
'Therefore prophesy concerning the land of Israel and say to the mountains and to the hills, to the ravines and to the valleys, "Thus says the Lord GOD, 'Behold, I have spoken in My jealousy and in My wrath because you have endured the insults of the nations.'
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