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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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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.

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.


Recent Comments for Psalms Chapter 121...


Joni G's Psalms Chapter 121 comment on 1/16/2015, 11:19am...

Roxanne, this is one of the most uplifting chapters in the Bible. To know that we are safe in the Lord and treasured is wonderful!Psalm 91 good too. Love Psalms.


Carla Williams's Psalms Chapter 121 comment on 1/06/2015, 5:31pm...

The song susan ashton sings whenever I am struggling I play Song and my heart is lifted up God is so faithful p What a promise to know He watches over us in all we do Helps me stay on the right path


Roxanna's Psalms Chapter 121 comment about verse 5 on 12/20/2014, 9:34am...

The Lord is the only one of significance since He is my protector. If he doesn 't watch over me, I am doomed for failure and defeat. Since he keeps me, then he prevents any and everything from harming me. The plots set up by the enemy will not penetrate the shelter he has over me. Even though I can sense the dangers around, I can truly say that I am in a safe place because he has become the shade upon my right hand. No harm can penetrate that covering over my life.


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