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Psalm 123-125 (Show Context)

123:1 A song of ascents.

I look up toward you,

the one enthroned in heaven.

2 Look, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master,

as the eyes of a female servant look to the hand of her mistress,

so our eyes will look to the Lord, our God, until he shows us favor.

3 Show us favor, O Lord, show us favor!

For we have had our fill of humiliation, and then some.

4 We have had our fill

of the taunts of the self-assured,

of the contempt of the proud.

124:1 A song of ascents; by David.

If the Lord had not been on our side”—

let Israel say this.—

2 if the Lord had not been on our side,

when men attacked us,

3 they would have swallowed us alive,

when their anger raged against us.

4 The water would have overpowered us;

the current would have overwhelmed us.

5 The raging water

would have overwhelmed us.

6 The Lord deserves praise,

for he did not hand us over as prey to their teeth.

7 We escaped with our lives, like a bird from a hunter’s snare.

The snare broke, and we escaped.

8 Our deliverer is the Lord,

the Creator of heaven and earth.

125:1 A song of ascents.

Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion,

which cannot be moved and will endure forever.

2 As the mountains surround Jerusalem,

so the Lord surrounds his people,

now and forevermore.

3 Indeed, the scepter of a wicked king will not settle

upon the allotted land of the godly.

Otherwise the godly

might do what is wrong.

4 Do good, O Lord, to those who are good,

to the morally upright.

5 As for those who are bent on traveling a sinful path,

may the Lord remove them, along with those who behave wickedly.

May Israel experience peace.

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