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1 (A Song of degrees.) I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.

2 My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.

3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.

4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

5 The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.

6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.

7 The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.

8 The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.


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Matthew Henry's Psalms Chapter 121 Bible commentary...

The safety of the godly.

- We must not rely upon men and means, instruments and second causes. Shall I depend upon the strength of the hills? upon princes and great men? No; my confidence is in God only. Or, we must lift up our eyes above the hills; we must look to God who makes all earthly things to us what they are. We must see all our help in God; from him we must expect it, in his own way and time. This psalm teaches us to comfort ourselves in the Lord, when difficulties and dangers are greatest. It is almighty wisdom that contrives, and almighty power that works the safety of those that put themselves under God's protection. He is a wakeful, watchful Keeper; he is never weary; he not only does not sleep, but he does not so much as slumber. Under this shade they may sit with delight and assurance. He is always near his people for their protection and refreshment. The right hand is the working hand; let them but turn to their duty, and they shall find God ready to give them success. He will take care that his people shall not fall. Thou shalt not be hurt, neither by the open assaults, nor by the secret attempts of thine enemies. The Lord shall prevent the evil thou fearest, and sanctify, remove, or lighten the evil thou feelest. He will preserve the soul, that it be not defiled by sin, and disturbed by affliction; he will preserve it from perishing eternally. He will keep thee in life and death; going out to thy labour in the morning of thy days, and coming home to thy rest when the evening of old age calls thee in. It is a protection for life. The Spirit, who is their Preserver and Comforter, shall abide with them for ever. Let us be found in our work, assured that the blessings promised in this psalm are ours.


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Steve's Psalms Chapter 121 comment on 4/03/2014, 1:58am...

The book psalms makes my faith strong and have hope in the midst of challages.


E Freenan's Psalms Chapter 121 comment on 3/26/2014, 5:25pm...

I 'm on a journey, in which Good has given me many gifts to be very successful in my journey, yet I realize that it is not enough unless God is with me. What I can do for myself is nothing compared to what Good can do for me. Psalm 121


Philip's Psalms Chapter 121 comment on 3/16/2014, 5:49am...

psalm 121 and Isaiah 54 is my protection it gives me hope and always make me know I have a living GOD who is grater than all gods he is my eye leg and future when ever am sad it make me strong and also give me hope and promise that he is in my side he said he will never punish me again but rather protect me this words make me know I have a living GOD who is only and remain only forever


Miriam Mutalu's Psalms Chapter 121 comment on 2/24/2014, 9:29am...

I am thrilled I like this verse it has lifted my faith


Dr. L. Smith's Psalms Chapter 121 comment about verse 2 on 2/20/2014, 9:53am...

What is the Power of the word WHICH relative to the Power of the Word WHO in PS 121 VS 2


Eze angela's Psalms Chapter 121 comment on 1/22/2014, 1:21pm...

i am satisfied by the word of God,psalms makes me more happier the more i read them.i always feel God himself talking to me....thank you God.


Cranos's Psalms Chapter 121 comment about verse 1 on 1/19/2014, 9:51pm...

What is in the hills?


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