The Psalms

Psalm 121

The great safety of the godly who put their trust in God's protection, 1-8.

1 [A Song of Degrees.]

I will lift up my eyes to the hills./
From where does my help come?

My help comes from the LORD/
who made heaven and earth.

He will not allow your foot to be moved./
He who keeps you will not slumber.

Behold, he who keeps Israel/
shall neither slumber nor sleep.

The LORD is your keeper./
The LORD is your shade upon your right hand.

The sun shall not smite you by day,/
nor the moon by night.

The LORD will preserve you from all evil./
He will preserve your soul.

The LORD will preserve your going out and your coming in/
from this time forth and even forever.


Matthew Henry Commentary - Psalms, Chapter 121[➚]


John Calvin's Chapter Summary:

The Psalmist, to encourage true believers confidently to trust in the aid of God, and to teach them to betake themselves to his protection, first, affirms that, to whatever quarter we turn our eyes it is impossible to find salvation anywhere else; and, in the second place, extols in lofty terms the fatherly care of God in defending his faithful ones.