Psalm 123:3 {122:3}
Good News Translation
Be merciful to us, LORD, be merciful; we have been treated with so much contempt.

New Revised Standard Version
Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us, for we have had more than enough of contempt.

Contemporary English Version
Please have mercy, LORD! We have been insulted more than we can stand,

New American Bible
Show us favor, LORD, show us favor, for we have our fill of contempt.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us: for we are greatly filled with contempt.

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Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us: for we are greatly filled with contempt.

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Psalm 56:1,2 Unto the end, for a people that is removed at a distance from the sanctuary: for David, for an inscription of a title (or pillar) when the Philistines held him in Geth. [2] Have mercy on me, O God, for man hath trodden me under foot; all the day long he hath afflicted me fighting against me. . . .

Psalm 57:1 Unto the end, destroy not, for David, for an inscription of a title, when he fled from Saul into the cave. [2] Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me: for my soul trusteth in thee. And in the shadow of thy wings will I hope, until iniquity pass away.

Psalm 69:13-16 But as for me, my prayer is to thee, O Lord; for the time of thy good pleasure, O God. In the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation. . . .

Luke 18:11-13 The Pharisee standing, prayed thus with himself: O God, I give thee thanks that I am not as the rest of men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, as also is this publican. . . .

for we are

Psalm 44:13-16 Thou hast sold thy people for no price: and there was no reckoning in the exchange of them. . . .

Psalm 89:50,51 Be mindful, O Lord, of the reproach of thy servants (which I have held in my bosom) of many nations: . . .

Nehemiah 4:2-4 And said before his brethren, and the multitude of the Samaritans: What are the silly Jews doing? Will the Gentiles let them alone? will they sacrifice and make an end in a day? are they able to raise stones out of the heaps of the rubbish, which are burnt? . . .

Isaiah 53:3 Despised, and the most abject of men, a man of sorrows, and acquainted with infirmity: and his look was as it were hidden and despised, whereupon we esteemed him not.

Luke 16:14 Now the Pharisees, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him.

Luke 23:35 And the people stood beholding. And the rulers with them derided him, saying: He saved others: let him save himself, if he be Christ, the elect of God.

I Lift Up My Eyes to You
2Behold as the eyes of servants are on the hands of their masters, As the eyes of the handmaid are on the hands of her mistress: so are our eyes unto the Lord our God, until he have mercy on us. 3Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us: for we are greatly filled with contempt.4For our soul is greatly filled: we are a reproach to the rich, and contempt to the proud.…
Cross References
Nehemiah 4:4
Hear thou our God, for we are despised: turn their reproach upon their own head, and give them to be despised in a land of captivity.

Psalm 4:1
Unto the end, in verses. A psalm for David. [2] When I called upon him, the God of my justice heard me: when I was in distress, thou hast enlarged me. Have mercy on me: and hear my prayer.

Psalm 51:1
Unto the end, a psalm of David, [2] When Nathan the prophet came to him, after he had sinned with Bethsabee. [3] Have mercy on me, O God, according to thy great mercy. And according to the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my iniquity.

Psalm 119:22
Remove from me reproach and contempt: because I have sought after thy testimonies.

Ezekiel 36:6
Prophesy therefore concerning the land of Israel, and say to the mountains, and to the hills, to the ridges, and to the valleys: Thus saith the Lord God: Behold I have spoken in my zeal, and in my indignation, because you have borne the shame of the Gentiles.

Psalm 123:2
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