The Lord Our Protector

1 A Song of Ascents.I will (A)lift up my eyes to (B)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 A song of ascents.I lift my eyes toward the mountains.Where will my help come from?(A)

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 (C)help comes from the Lord,Who (D)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.(B)

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 (E)allow your foot to slip;He who (F)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.(C)

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 IsraelWill neither slumber nor sleep.

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

4 Indeed, the Protector of Israeldoes not slumber or sleep.(D)

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 (G)keeper;The Lord is your (H)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.(a)(E)

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 (I)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 dayor the moon by night.(F)

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 (a)(J)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.(G)

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 (b)(K)guard your going out and your coming in(L)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 goingboth now and forever.(H)

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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