Psalm 123

A Song of Degrees.

1 Unto thee who dwellest in heaven have I lifted up mine eyes. 2 Behold, as the eyes of servants are directed to the hands of their masters, and as the eyes of a maidservant to the hands of her mistress; so our eyes are directed to the Lord our God, until he have mercy upon us. 3 Have pity upon us, O Lord, have pity upon us: for we are exceedingly filled with contempt. 4 Yea, our soul has been exceedingly filled with it: 1let the reproach be to them that are at ease, and contempt to the proud.

Psalm 124

A Song of Degrees.

1 If it had not been that the Lord was among us, let Israel now say; 2 if it had not been that the Lord was among us, when men rose up against us; 3 verily they would have swallowed us up alive, when their wrath was kindled against us: 4 verily the water would have drowned us, our soul would have gone under the torrent. 5 Yea, our soul would have gone under the overwhelming water.

6 Blessed be the Lord, who has not given us for a prey to their teeth. 7 Our soul has been delivered as a sparrow from the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are delivered. 8 Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

Psalm 125

A Song of Degrees.

1 They that trust in the Lord shall be as mount Sion: he that dwells in Jerusalem shall never be moved. 2 The mountains are round about her, and so the Lord is round about his people, from henceforth and even for ever. 3 For the Lord will not allow the rod of sinners to be upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous should stretch forth their hands to iniquity.


4 Do good, O Lord, to them that are good, and to them that are upright in heart. 5 But them that turn aside to crooked ways the Lord will lead away with the workers of iniquity: 2but peace shall be upon Israel.

Psalm 126

A Song of Degrees.

1 When the Lord turned the captivity of Sion, we became as comforted ones. 2 Then was our mouth filled with joy, and our tongue with exultation: then would they say among the Gentiles, 3 The Lord has done great things among them. The Lord has done great things for us, we became joyful.

4 Turn, O Lord, our captivity, as the steams in the south. 5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. 6 They went on and wept as they cast their seeds; but they shall surely come with exultation, bringing their sheaves with them.

1 Or, we are the reproach of them that are at ease.

2 Or, let peace be.


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