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1 A song of degrees. I will lift vp mine eyes vnto the hilles: from whence commeth my helpe.

2 My helpe commeth from the Lord: which made heauen and earth.

3 He will not suffer thy foote to bee moued: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.

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

5 The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade, vpon thy right hand.

6 The sunne shall not smite thee by day; nor the moone by night.

7 The Lord shall preserue thee from all euill: hee shall preserue thy soule.

8 The Lord shall preserue thy going out, and thy comming in: from this time foorth and euen for euermore.

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Commentary for Psalms 121

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.

Discussion for Psalms 121

  • Hazel Carty
    Teach me they ways O Lord and lead me in the right path for you are my strength and my salvation
  • Beauty
    Indeed It's been an awesome God
  • Marjore Lewis
    Because Gods word tells me that's where my strength comes from
  • Patty Tozi
    My God. I thank you for another day not yet promised. My life with you is full of compassion for others. I ask you to guide me daily. Your words are your light upon me. Guide me as l walk the valley of sinful ways, that surround me daily through others. Let me be Blessed, as you Bless me with kindness and Love through others. I look constantly for that Love. Thank you for walking so close!
  • Simon kunjil
    The Lord is my protector now and forever our part as Christians look upon the Lord always full commitment and dedication and not living compromised lives. JN 8:51 I tell you the truth ,if anyone keeps my word he will never see death.Numbers 23:19 God is not a man that he should lie,nor a son of man that he should change his mind.Does he speak and not act? Does he promise and not fulfill.
  • William
    (Ephesians 5:30 : For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.) As we accepted Christ Jesus as our Lord and our Savior, we can face any (thing now, at once), because He lives in and through me/us. Praise King Jesus!

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