Unto You a I lift up my eyes,
O You b who dwell in the heavens.
Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters,
As the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress,
c So our eyes look to the LORD our God,
Until He has mercy on us.
Have mercy on us, O LORD, have mercy on us!
For we are exceedingly filled with contempt.
Our soul is exceedingly filled
With the scorn of those who are at ease,
With the contempt of the proud.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
When Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the Ammonite official heard of it, they were deeply disturbed that a man had come to seek the well-being of the children of Israel.
For Mordecai the Jew was second to King Ahasuerus, and was great among the Jews and well received by the multitude of his brethren, seeking the good of his people and speaking peace to all his countrymen.
I WILL lift up my eyes to the hills - From whence comes my help?
But my eyes are upon You, O GOD the Lord; In You I take refuge; Do not leave my soul destitute.
He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; The LORD shall hold them in derision.
The LORD is in His holy temple, The LORD's throne is in heaven; His eyes behold, His eyelids test the sons of men.
But our God is in heaven; He does whatever He pleases.