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The Complete Jewish Bible with Rashi Commentary

Tehillim - Psalms - Chapter 123

Tehillim - Psalms - Chapter 123

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Chapter 123

1A song of ascents. To You I lifted up my eyes, You Who dwell in heaven.   אשִׁיר הַמַּעֲלוֹת אֵלֶיךָ נָשָׂאתִי אֶת עֵינַי הַיֹּשְׁבִי בַּשָּׁמָיִם:
Who dwell: Heb. הישבי.The “yud” is superfluous.  
2Behold, 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.   בהִנֵּה כְעֵינֵי עֲבָדִים אֶל יַד אֲדוֹנֵיהֶם כְּעֵינֵי שִׁפְחָה אֶל יַד גְּבִרְתָּהּ כֵּן עֵינֵינוּ אֶל יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ עַד שֶׁיְּחָנֵּנוּ:
3Favor us, O Lord, favor us, for we are fully sated with contempt.   גחָנֵּנוּ יְהֹוָה חָנֵּנוּ כִּי רַב שָׂבַעְנוּ בוּז:
4Our soul is fully sated with the ridicule of the complacent, the contempt [shown] to the valley of doves.   דרַבַּת שָׂבְעָה לָּהּ נַפְשֵׁנוּ הַלַּעַג הַשַּׁאֲנַנִּים הַבּוּז לִגְאֵי יוֹנִים (כתיב לִגְאֵיוֹנִים) :
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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