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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Psalms 123

 

 

Introduction
1The godly profess their confidence in God;
3and pray to be delivered from contempt.

Verse 1
Unto thee lift I up mine eyes, O thou that dwellest in the heavens.
A. M. cir. 3463. B.C. cir. 541. (Title.) A Song of degrees. This Psalm is probably a complaint of the captives in Babylon, relative to the contempt and cruel usage they received
120:1; 121:1; 122:1; 123:1; 124:1; 125:1; 126:1; 127:1; 128:1; *titles; 129:1; 130:1; 131:1; 132:1; 133:1; 134:1; *titles
lift I
25:15; 121:1; 141:8; Luke 18:13
O thou
2:4; 11:4; 113:5,6; 115:3; Isaiah 57:15; 66:1; Matthew 6:9

Verse 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.
as the eyes
Joshua 9:23,27; 10:6
so our eyes
40:1-3; 119:82,123-125; 130:5,6; Genesis 32:26; 49:18; Lamentations 3:25,26; Luke 18:1

Verse 3
Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us: for we are exceedingly filled with contempt.
Have mercy
56:1,2; 57:1; 69:13-16; Luke 18:11-13
for we are
44:13-16; 89:50,51; Nehemiah 4:2-4; Isaiah 53:3; Luke 16:14; 23:35

Verse 4
Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those that are at ease, and with the contempt of the proud.
with the scorning
73:5-9; 119:51; Job 12:5; 16:4; Jeremiah 48:11,27,29; Acts 17:21,32; Acts 26:24; 1 Corinthians 4:13

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 123:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-123.html.

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Sunday, October 20th, 2019
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29
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