Psalms 121:7

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

Psalms 121:7 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 121:7

Thee Lord shall preserve them from all evil
The Word of the Lord, as the Targum. Not from the evil of affliction, though from that as a penal evil; or as a real one, it being made to work for good: but from the evil of sin; not from the being or commission of it; but from its dominion and damning power, or from a final and total falling away by it: and from the evil of the world; not from tribulation in it, nor from the reproach or persecution of it; but from the wickedness and lusts that are in it, and from the wicked men of it, their power, rage, and fury: and from the evil one, Satan; not from his temptations, but from sinking under them, and perishing by them; see ( John 17:12 John 17:15 ) ;

he shall preserve thy soul:
he preserves the bodies of his people, oftentimes from diseases and disasters, and from death, till the appointed time comes; and then he preserves their dust in the grave, and raises it up at the last day; but more especially their souls, the redemption and salvation of which he undertook, and has effected; and which are preserved by him safe to his coming, kingdom, and glory.

Psalms 121:7 In-Context

5 The LORD is your keeper. The LORD is your shade on your right hand.
6 The sun will not harm you by day, Nor the moon by night.
7 The LORD will keep you from all evil. He will keep your soul.
8 The LORD will keep your going out and your coming in, From this time forth, and forevermore.
The Hebrew Names Version is in the public domain.