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.

Japanese Living Bible

詩篇 123

1私は天の王座におられる神を見上げます。
いつ主があわれんでくださるかと見つめています。
ちょうど、召使が主人の様子をうかがい、
何げない表情にさえ気を配るのと同じように。

3-4 主よ、お願いですから、あわれんでください。
私たちはさんざん、金持ちや高慢な者たちに
さげすまれ、あざけられてきたのです。