Psalms 121:1-2

1 I look up toward the mountains. Where can I find help?
2 My help comes from the LORD, the maker of heaven and earth.

Psalms 121:1-2 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO PSALM 121

\\<>\\. The inscription of the Syriac version is, ``one of the songs of ascent out of Babylon.'' Aben Ezra thinks it was composed on account of Israel, when in a siege and distress; or, adds he, on account of the children of our captivity; the present state of the Jews. Grotius is of opinion it was written by David, at the time of the battle with Absalom. Some take it to be a military psalm, proper for soldiers engaged with an enemy: others, that it is suitable for travellers when on a journey; and why not for persons also, when they commit themselves to God in the night watches, and about to take rest? And indeed it is suitable at all times; when the good man may, with the psalmist, expect divine help, and be secure of protection and preservation.

Psalms 121:1-2 In-Context

1 I look up toward the mountains. Where can I find help?
2 My help comes from the LORD, the maker of heaven and earth.
3 He will not let you fall. Your guardian will not fall asleep.
4 Indeed, the Guardian of Israel never rests or sleeps.
5 The LORD is your guardian. The LORD is the shade over your right hand.
6 The sun will not beat down on you during the day, nor will the moon at night.

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