Swedish Contemporary Bible

Psalms 123

Psalm 123

Gud ger nåd

1En vallfartssång.

Jag lyfter min blick upp till dig,

till dig som bor i himlen.

2Som en tjänare ser på sin herres hand,

som en tjänarinna sin husfrus hand,

så ser vi upp till Herren, vår Gud,

tills han visar oss nåd.

3Visa oss nåd, Herre, visa oss nåd!

Vi har fått utstå så mycket förakt.

4Vi har fått utstå mycket hån från de självsäkra

och förakt från de högmodiga.

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.