Psalms 121

PSALM 121

Psalms 121:1-8 . God's guardian care of His people celebrated.

1. I will lift up mine eyes--expresses desire (compare Psalms 25:1 ), mingled with expectation. The last clause, read as a question, is answered,

2. by avowing God to be the helper, of whose ability His creative power is a pledge ( Psalms 115:15 ), to which,

3, 4. His sleepless vigilance is added.
to be moved--(Compare Psalms 38:16 , 66:9 ).

5. upon thy right hand--a protector's place ( Psalms 109:31 , 110:5 ).

6-8. God keeps His people at all times and in all perils.
nor the moon by night--poetically represents the dangers of the night, over which the moon presides ( Genesis 1:16 ).

8. thy going out, &c.--all thy ways ( Deuteronomy 28:19 , Psalms 104:23 ).
evermore--includes a future state.

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