1 {A song of the stairs} I lift up mine eyes unto the hills; from whence cometh my help? 2 My help cometh even from the LORD which hath made heaven and earth.
3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved, and he that keepeth thee will not sleep. 4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The LORD himself is thy keeper; the LORD is thy defense upon thy righthand, 6 so that the sun shall not burn thee by day, neither the moon by night.
7 The LORD preserveth thee from all evil; yea, it is the LORD that keepeth thy soul. 8 The LORD preserveth thy going out and thy coming in, from this time forth for evermore.