G2/4 H 1. Prayer to Yahaveh. J 2-. As the eyes...look. J -2. So our eyes look. H 3,4. Prayer to Yahaveh.
1 To You I lift up my eyes,
O You that dwell in the heavens. (See 2 Kings 19:15)
2 Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters,
And as the eyes of a maiden to the hand of her mistress;
So our eyes wait upon the LORD our God,
Until that He be gracious upon us.
3 Be gracious upon us, O LORD, be gracious to us:
For we are exceedingly filled with the mockery. (Cp. 119:22, referring to Rab-shakeh.)
4 We are exceedingly filled
With the scoffing (the reference is to the scoffing of Sennacherib and Rab-shakeh [2 Kings 18:19-35; 19:8-13. 2 Chron. 32:10-19. Isa. 36:4-21; 37:8-13]) of those that are tumult,
And with the contempt of the proud oppressors.