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The Complete Jewish Bible with Rashi Commentary
   

Tehillim - Psalms - Chapter 123

Tehillim - Psalms - Chapter 123

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Rashi's Commentary:

Chapter 123

1. A song of ascents. To You I lifted up my eyes, You Who dwell in heaven.   א. שִׁיר הַמַּעֲלוֹת אֵלֶיךָ נָשָׂאתִי אֶת עֵינַי הַיֹּשְׁבִי בַּשָּׁמָיִם:
Who dwell: Heb. הישבי.The “yud” is superfluous.  
2. Behold, as the eyes of slaves to the hand of their masters, as the eyes of a handmaid to the hand of her mistress, so are our eyes to the Lord our God, until He favors us.   ב. הִנֵּה כְעֵינֵי עֲבָדִים אֶל יַד אֲדוֹנֵיהֶם כְּעֵינֵי שִׁפְחָה אֶל יַד גְּבִרְתָּהּ כֵּן עֵינֵינוּ אֶל יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ עַד שֶׁיְּחָנֵּנוּ:
3. Favor us, O Lord, favor us, for we are fully sated with contempt.   ג. חָנֵּנוּ יְהֹוָה חָנֵּנוּ כִּי רַב שָׂבַעְנוּ בוּז:
4. Our soul is fully sated with the ridicule of the complacent, the contempt [shown] to the valley of doves.   ד. רַבַּת שָׂבְעָה לָּהּ נַפְשֵׁנוּ הַלַּעַג הַשַּׁאֲנַנִּים הַבּוּז לִגְאֵי יוֹנִים:
the ridicule of the complacent: [With] the ridicule of the complacent heathens we are sated.  
the contempt: that they despised the valley of doves, which is Jerusalem.  
the complacent: Heb. לגאיונים. It is written as one word and read as two.  
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