Psalm 123:1
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New American Standard Bible
A Song of Ascents. To You I lift up my eyes, O You who are enthroned in the heavens!

King James Bible
A Song of degrees. Unto thee lift I up mine eyes, O thou that dwellest in the heavens.

Darby Bible Translation
{A Song of degrees.} Unto thee do I lift up mine eyes, O thou that dwellest in the heavens.

World English Bible
To you I do lift up my eyes, you who sit in the heavens.

Young's Literal Translation
A Song of the Ascents. Unto Thee I have lifted up mine eyes, O dweller in the heavens.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Unto thee - To God.

Lift I up mine eyes - In supplication and prayer. Nature prompts us to look up when we address God, as if he dwelt above us. It is the natural prompting of the heart that he must be the most exalted of all beings, dwelling above all. See Psalm 121:1.

O thou that dwellest in the heavens - Whose home - whose special home - is in heaven - above the sky. This is in accordance with the common feelings of people, and the common description of God in the Bible, though it is true also that God is everywhere. Compare Psalm 2:4; Psalm 11:4.

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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

Cross References
Psalm 2:4
He who sits in the heavens laughs, The Lord scoffs at them.

Psalm 11:4
The LORD is in His holy temple; the LORD'S throne is in heaven; His eyes behold, His eyelids test the sons of men.

Psalm 16:8
I have set the LORD continually before me; Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

Psalm 121:1
A Song of Ascents. I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; From where shall my help come?

Psalm 141:8
For my eyes are toward You, O GOD, the Lord; In You I take refuge; do not leave me defenseless.

Isaiah 63:15
Look down from heaven and see from Your holy and glorious habitation; Where are Your zeal and Your mighty deeds? The stirrings of Your heart and Your compassion are restrained toward me.

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