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Psalms 123:3

    Psalms 123:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Have mercy upon us, O Jehovah, have mercy upon us; For we are exceedingly filled with contempt.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us: for all men are looking down on us.

    Webster's Revision

    Have mercy upon us, O Jehovah, 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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 123:3

    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.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 123:3

    Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have mercy upon us - The language of earnest pleading, repeating with emphasis the object of the prayer. The supplicants are represented as standing and urging this petition, feeling that help could come only from God; looking only to him; and watching his countenance, as servants do their master's.

    For we are exceedingly filled - The Hebrew word used here means to be saturated; to have the appetite fully satisfied - as applied to one who is hungry or thirsty. Then it comes to mean to be entirely full, and the idea here is, that as much contempt had been thrown upon them as could be; they could experience no more.

    With contempt - Contempt has been shown us in every possible way. We are thoroughly despised.