Psalm 121

As he travels through the hills to Jerusalem, the author trusts in the LORD to keep him safe.




A Song of Ascents.

NOTE: The term “A Song of Ascents” identifies psalms 120 to 134 as pilgrim songs to be sung when the Israelites “ascended” (went up) to Jerusalem for the annual feasts.


VERSE 1. I will lift up my eyes to the hills. Where does my help come from?

the hills. Probably the hills around Jerusalem.


VERSE 2. My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.

from the LORD. We look to the LORD for our help.


VERSE 3. He will not allow your foot to be moved. He who keeps you will not slumber.


VERSE 4. Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.


VERSE 5. The LORD is your keeper. The LORD is your shade on your right hand.


VERSE 6. The sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.

In the Philokalia, St. Isaiah the Solitary refers to this verse.


VERSE 7. The LORD will keep you from all evil. He will keep your soul.

This verse is fantastic! Would you consider memorizing it? More great verses to memorize from the Psalms and from the entire Bible.

The LORD will keep you from all evil. The LORD will keep us from all harm.

He will keep your soul. The LORD will watch over our lives. Though we are in frightening places, we will fear no evil:

Psalm 23:4. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me.


VERSE 8. The LORD will keep your going out and your coming in, from this time forward, and forever more.


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