Prayer for Yahweh’s Action in the Face of Scorn
A song of ascents.#The Hebrew Bible counts the superscription as the first verse of the psalm
1I lift up my eyes to you,
the one enthroned#Or “the one who dwells” in the heavens.
2Behold, as the eyes of servants
look to the hand of their master,#Hebrew “masters”
as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress,
so our eyes look to Yahweh our God,
until he is gracious to us.
3Be gracious to us, O Yahweh, be gracious to us,
for long enough we have had our fill of contempt.
4For long enough our soul has had its fill of
the derision of the self-confident,
the contempt of the arrogant.