Psalm 123:2 {122:2}
Good News Translation
As a servant depends on his master, as a maid depends on her mistress, so we will keep looking to you, O LORD our God, until you have mercy on us.

Contemporary English Version
Servants look to their master, but we will look to you, until you have mercy on us.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Behold as the eyes of servants are on the hands of their masters, As the eyes of the handmaid are on the hands of her mistress: so are our eyes unto the Lord our God, until he have mercy on us.

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Behold as the eyes of servants are on the hands of their masters, As the eyes of the handmaid are on the hands of her mistress: so are our eyes unto the Lord our God, until he have mercy on us.

as the eyes

Joshua 9:23,27 Therefore you shall be under a curse, and your race shall always be hewers of wood, and carriers of water, into the house of my God. . . .

Joshua 10:6 But the inhabitants of the city of Gabaon, which was besieged, sent to Joshua, who then abode in the camp at Galgal, and said to him: Withdraw not thy hands from helping thy servants: come up quickly, and save us, and bring us succour: for all the kings of the Amorrhites, who dwell in the mountains, are gathered together against us.

so our eyes

Psalm 40:1-3 Unto the end, a psalm for David himself. [2] With expectation I have waited for the Lord, and he was attentive to me. . . .

Psalm 119:82,123-125 My eyes have failed for thy word, saying: When wilt thou comfort me? . . .

Psalm 130:5,6 my soul hath hoped in the Lord. . . .

Genesis 32:26 And he said to him: Let me go, for it is break of day. He answered: I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.

Genesis 49:18 I will look for thy salvation, O Lord.

Lamentations 3:25,26 Teth. The Lord is good to them that hope in him, to the soul that seeketh him. . . .

Luke 18:1 And he spoke also a parable to them, that we ought always to pray and not to faint,

Context
I Lift Up My Eyes to You
1To thee have I lifted up my eyes, who dwellest in heaven. 2Behold as the eyes of servants are on the hands of their masters, As the eyes of the handmaid are on the hands of her mistress: so are our eyes unto the Lord our God, until he have mercy on us.3Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us: for we are greatly filled with contempt.…
Cross References
Psalm 16:8
I set the Lord always in my sight: for he is at my right hand, that I be not moved.

Psalm 25:15
My eyes are ever towards the Lord: for he shall pluck my feet out of the snare.

Psalm 141:8
But to thee, O Lord, Lord, are my eyes: in thee have I put my trust, take not away my soul.

Proverbs 27:18
He that keepeth the fig tree, shall eat the fruit thereof: and he that is the keeper of his master, shall be glorified.

Malachi 1:6
The son honoureth the father, and the servant his master: if then I be a father, where is my honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear: saith the Lord of hosts.

Additional Translations
As the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maidservant look to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes are on the LORD our God until He shows us mercy.Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden to the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait on the LORD our God, until that he have mercy on us.

Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their master, As the eyes of a maid unto the hand of her mistress; So our eyes look unto Jehovah our God, Until he have mercy upon us.

Behold, as the eyes of servants are directed to the hands of their masters, and as the eyes of a maidservant to the hands of her mistress; so our eyes are directed to the Lord our God, until he have mercy upon us.

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.

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

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

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.

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.
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