Psalm 121



The Lord Our Protector

1 I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; From where shall my help come?

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

1 I raise my eyes toward the mountains. Where will my help come from?

1 I lift up my eyes toward the mountains from where will my help come?

1 I will lift up my eyes to the hills [around Jerusalem, to sacred Mount Zion and Mount Moriah] -- "From whence shall my help come?

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

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

2 My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.

2 My help is from the LORD, maker of heaven and earth.

2 My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.

3 He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber.

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

3 He will not allow your foot to slip; your Protector will not slumber.

3 He will never let your foot slip, nor will your guardian become drowsy.

3 He will not allow your foot to slip or to be moved; He Who keeps you will not slumber.

4 Behold, He who keeps Israel Will neither slumber nor sleep.

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

4 Indeed, the Protector of Israel does not slumber or sleep.

4 Look! The one who is guarding Israel never sleeps and does not take naps.

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

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

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

5 The Lord protects you; the Lord is a shelter right by your side.

5 The LORD is your guardian; the LORD is your shade at your right side.

5 The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand [the side not carrying a shield].

6 The sun will not smite you by day, Nor the moon by night.

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

6 The sun will not strike you by day, or the moon by night.

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

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

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

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

7 The Lord will protect you from all harm; He will protect your life.

7 The LORD will guard you from all evil, preserving your life.

7 The Lord will keep you from all evil; He will keep your life.

8 The LORD will guard your going out and your coming in From this time forth and forever.

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

8 The Lord will protect your coming and going both now and forever.

8 The LORD will guard your goings and comings, from this time on and forever. A Davidic Song of Ascents

8 The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.



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