Psalm 123

To you I raise my eyes,

    O you who sit enthroned in the heavens!

Just as the eyes of servants are fixed on the hand of their masters,

    and as the eyes of a female servant are fixed on the hand of her mistress,

    so our eyes are fixed on our God,

    until God has mercy on us.

Have mercy on us, Yahweh,

    for we are more than satiated with a feeling of contempt.

Our inmost being is more than satiated with the mocking of those who are at ease,

    with the contempt of the proud.


2003 Ralph W. Klein