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.

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

Darby Bible Translation
Be gracious unto us, O Jehovah, be gracious unto 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,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Have mercy upon us, O Lord - Chastise us no more; we will no more revolt against thee.

We are exceedingly filled with contempt - We not only suffer grievously from our captivity, but are treated in the most contemptuous maner by our masters.

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have mercy

Psalm 56:1,2 Be merciful to me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresses me...

Psalm 57:1 Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me: for my soul trusts in you: yes, in the shadow of your wings will I make my refuge...

Psalm 69:13-16 But as for me, my prayer is to you, O LORD, in an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of your mercy hear me...

Luke 18:11-13 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank you, that I am not as other men are, extortionists, unjust, adulterers...

for we are

Psalm 44:13-16 You make us a reproach to our neighbors, a scorn and a derision to them that are round about us...

Psalm 89:50,51 Remember, Lord, the reproach of your servants; how I do bear in my bosom the reproach of all the mighty people...

Nehemiah 4:2-4 And he spoke before his brothers and the army of Samaria, and said, What do these feeble Jews? will they fortify themselves...

Isaiah 53:3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him...

Luke 16:14 And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him.

Luke 23:35 And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself...

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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

Cross References
Nehemiah 4:4
Hear us, our God, for we are despised. Turn their insults back on their own heads. Give them over as plunder in a land of captivity.

Psalm 4:1
For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm of David. Answer me when I call to you, my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; have mercy on me and hear my prayer.

Psalm 51:1
For the director of music. A psalm of David. When the prophet Nathan came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba. Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions.

Psalm 119:22
Remove from me their scorn and contempt, for I keep your statutes.

Ezekiel 36:6
Therefore prophesy concerning the land of Israel and say to the mountains and hills, to the ravines and valleys: 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I speak in my jealous wrath because you have suffered the scorn of the nations.

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