1 God, I look up and pray to you. You sit as king in heaven. 2 Slaves depend on their masters for the things they need. In the same way, we depend on the Lord our God. We wait for God to show mercy to us. 3 Lord, be merciful to us, because we have been insulted much too long. 4 We have had enough of the hateful words and insults from those lazy, arrogant people.