Psalm 123:3
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.

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Parallel Verses
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,
But Concerning True Patience, Worthy of the Name of this virtue...
12. But concerning true patience, worthy of the name of this virtue, whence it is to be had, must now be inquired. For there are some [2650] who attribute it to the strength of the human will, not which it hath by Divine assistance, but which it hath of free-will. Now this error is a proud one: for it is the error of them which abound, of whom it is said in the Psalm, "A scornful reproof to them which abound, and a despising to the proud." [2651] It is not therefore that "patience of the poor" which
St. Augustine—On Patience

Parable of the Pharisee and Publican.
^C Luke XVIII. 9-14. ^c 9 And he spake also this parable unto certain who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and set all others at nought [It is commonly said that this parable teaches humility in prayer, but the preface and conclusion (see verse 14) show that it is indeed to set forth generally the difference between self-righteousness and humility, and that an occasion of prayer is chosen because it best illustrates the point which the Lord desired to teach. The parable shows that
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

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