Psalm 123 – Skeptic's Annotated Bible answered

A response and reply to the notes on Psalm 123 in the Skeptic's Annotated Bible (SAB).

King James Version

SAB comment

My comment

1 Unto thee lift I up mine eyes, O thou that dwellest in the heavens.

The heaven is often described as the place where God lives. But the Hebrews did not belief that the heaven could contain God, chapter 9:11. But in the heaven God's glory and majesty is seen without veil.
In this psalm the poet lifts up his eyes from what can be seen, from this earth, to the ruler of it all, who lives above it all.

2 Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the LORD our God, until that he have mercy upon us.

3 Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us: for we are exceedingly filled with contempt.

4 Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those that are at ease, and with the contempt of the proud.