Psalm 123

Help for those who are hated
An appeal
 1 ¶ <<A Song of degrees.>> Unto thee lift I up mine eyes, O thou that dwellest in the heavens.
 2  Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the LORD our God, until that he have mercy upon us.
  1 - Lift up mine eyes As the world turns against us and hates us, we may find consolation in our Lord mt0511.
  2 - Until that he have mercy upon us The mercy here is the inward peace and closeness to Christ. The final mercy may wait until we are with Him in heaven.
 3  Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us: for we are exceedingly filled with contempt.
.4  Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those that are at ease, and with the contempt of the proud.
  3 - Filled with contempt As recipients. This is clarified in the next verse.
  4 - At ease Compare am0601. Ease itself is not bad. The warning here is against false security especially when we hate or persecute others who believe differently.
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