Psalm 123:3
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.

Berean Study Bible
Have mercy on us, O LORD, have mercy, for we have endured much 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.

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

Contemporary English Version
Please have mercy, LORD! We have been insulted more than we can stand,

Good News Translation
Be merciful to us, LORD, be merciful; we have been treated with so much 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.

New Heart English Bible
Have mercy on us, LORD, have mercy on us, for we have endured much contempt.

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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Have pity upon us, O Lord, have pity 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,
Study Bible
I Lift Up My Eyes to You
2As 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. 3Have mercy on us, O LORD, have mercy, for we have endured much contempt. 4We have endured much scorn from the arrogant, much contempt from the proud.…
Cross References
Nehemiah 4:4
Hear us, O God, for we are despised. Turn their scorn back upon their own heads, and let them be taken as plunder to a land of captivity.

Psalm 4:1
Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have relieved my distress; show me grace and hear my prayer.

Psalm 51:1
Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your loving devotion; according to Your great compassion, blot out my transgressions.

Psalm 119:22
Remove my scorn and contempt, for I have kept Your testimonies.

Ezekiel 36:6
Therefore, prophesy concerning the land of Israel and tell the mountains and hills, the ravines and valleys, that this is what the Lord GOD says: 'Behold, I have spoken in My burning zeal because you have endured the reproach of the nations.'

Treasury of Scripture

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

have mercy

Psalm 56:1,2
To the chief Musician upon Jonathelemrechokim, Michtam of David, when the Philistines took him in Gath. Be merciful unto me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresseth me…

Psalm 57:1
To the chief Musician, Altaschith, Michtam of David, when he fled from Saul in the cave. Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.

Psalm 69:13-16
But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O LORD, in an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation…

for we are

Psalm 44:13-16
Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn and a derision to them that are round about us…

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

Nehemiah 4:2-4
And he spake before his brethren and the army of Samaria, and said, What do these feeble Jews? will they fortify themselves? will they sacrifice? will they make an end in a day? will they revive the stones out of the heaps of the rubbish which are burned? …







Lexicon
Have mercy on us,
חָנֵּ֣נוּ (ḥān·nê·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 2603: To bend, stoop in kindness to an inferior, to favor, bestow, to implore

O LORD,
יְהוָ֣ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

have mercy,
חָנֵּ֑נוּ (ḥān·nê·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 2603: To bend, stoop in kindness to an inferior, to favor, bestow, to implore

for
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

we have endured
שָׂבַ֥עְנוּ (śā·ḇa‘·nū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 7646: To be sated, satisfied or surfeited

much
רַ֝֗ב (raḇ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7227: Much, many, great

contempt.
בֽוּז׃ (ḇūz)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 937: Disrespect
(3) Exceedingly filled.--Or, sated more than enough.

Verse 3. - Have mercy upon us, O Lord; have mercy upon us. The cry is repeated for greater emphasis. For we are exceedingly filled with contempt. This expression can scarcely be said to fix the date of the psalm, since hatred and contempt were the usual feelings wherewith the Jews were regarded by their neighbors. But the time of Nehemiah would certainly be no unsuitable date (see Nehemiah 4:4). 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.
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