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Psalm 121

Assurance of God’s Protection

A Song of Ascents.

1

I lift up my eyes to the hills—

from where will my help come?

2

My help comes from the Lord,

who made heaven and earth.

 

3

He will not let your foot be moved;

he who keeps you will not slumber.

4

He who keeps Israel

will neither slumber nor sleep.

 

5

The Lord is your keeper;

the Lord is your shade at your right hand.

6

The sun shall not strike you by day,

nor the moon by night.

 

7

The Lord will keep you from all evil;

he will keep your life.

8

The Lord will keep

your going out and your coming in

from this time on and forevermore.


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Ps 121:1-8. God's guardian care of His people celebrated.

1. I will lift up mine eyes—expresses desire (compare Ps 25:1), mingled with expectation. The last clause, read as a question, is answered,

2. by avowing God to be the helper, of whose ability His creative power is a pledge (Ps 115:15), to which,

3, 4. His sleepless vigilance is added.

to be moved—(Compare Ps 38:16; 66:9).

5. upon thy right hand—a protector's place (Ps 109:31; 110:5).

6-8. God keeps His people at all times and in all perils.

nor the moon by night—poetically represents the dangers of the night, over which the moon presides (Ge 1:16).

8. thy going out, &c.—all thy ways (De 28:19; Ps 104:23).

evermore—includes a future state.




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