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Salme 123

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1En valfartssang.

Jeg løfter mit blik til dig, Herre,
    du, som troner i Himlen.
Som slaven iagttager,
    hvad hans herre gør,
som slavepigens øjne følger,
    hvad hendes frue foretager sig,
sådan er vores blik vendt mod dig, Gud,
    for vi ser frem til din nådige indgriben.
Hjælp os, Herre, vær barmhjertig imod os!
    Vi har fået nok af folks foragt,
vi er trætte af de stoltes spot,
    af de hovmodiges hån.

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 123

Psalm 123

A song for those who go up to Jerusalem to worship the Lord.

I look up and pray to you.
    Your throne is in heaven.
Slaves depend on their masters.
    A female slave depends on the woman she works for.
In the same way, we depend on the Lord our God.
    We wait for him to have mercy on us.

Lord, have mercy on us. Have mercy on us,
    because people haven’t stopped making fun of us.
We have had to put up with a lot from those who are proud.
    They were always laughing at us.