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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.

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

  • Phyllis
    Awesome assurance knowing God is always there, watching Day and night. He shall neither slumber nor sleep. Thank you Lord for saving me, and I will always trust in your amazing Grace.
    I am humbled at the lowly voice I hear from this chapter! Glory to the LORD, GOD ALMIGHTY..Thank you JESUS for saving me!! Be unto me, forever and ever! AMEN
  • Pateresion Nunu
    God's assurance to those that believe in HIM. He is not a God to be worshiped. HE reciprocate his worshipers with HIS assurance that HE is there to protect them day and night.
    What a privilege to have a relationship with GOD.

    Thank you God for your protection and provision.
    Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit . As this was the beginning, its now, and ever shall be. World without end. Amen.Thank you, Jesus for your blessings on me and my family. Lost both my kidneys when I was 19yrs old. I never drink, nor smoke, or did drugs. Went Blind at the age of 7, died when I was 33yrs old, but after all that God never Gave upon me and I never on him.
  • Aileen
    Comment*Psalm 121 is daily reminder that the Lord is my Life Guard, without HIM am LOST in the WORLD. He is my STRENGTH for SURVIVAL, and PROTECTER.

    This psalm gives me COURAGE that in time of doubts and tribulations, my assurance is GREATER than any OBSTACLES. Overall, psalm 121 instill in me WILLPOWER
  • P.Hopkin
    What a great assurance! 121 Psalms has been a blessing to me for many years.
  • Dieulande
    My comenth from only jesus
    How great is that because jesus is the key👑👑🌟
  • Carolyn S.W.
    The Lord Is Great And Mighty!

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