- «A Song of Ascents.»
To you I do lift up my eyes, you who sit in the heavens.
- Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress; so our eyes look to Yahweh, our God, until he has mercy on us.
- Have mercy on us, Yahweh, have mercy on us, for we have endured much contempt.
- Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scoffing of those who are at ease, with the contempt of the proud.