1A song of ascents:
I raise my eyes to you,
whose throne is in heaven.
2As a servant looks to the hand of his master,
or a slave-girl to the hand of her mistress,
so our eyes turn to Adonai our God,
until he has mercy on us.
3Have mercy on us, Adonai, have mercy;
for we have had our fill of contempt,
4more than our fill of scorn from the complacent
and contempt from the arrogant.