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Saturday, July 13th, 2024
the Week of Proper 9 / Ordinary 14
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Bible Commentaries
Psalms 121

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole BibleCommentary Critical



:-. God's guardian care of His people celebrated.

Verse 1

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

Verse 2

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

Verse 3

3, 4. His sleepless vigilance is added.

to be moved—(Compare Psalms 38:16; Psalms 66:9).

Verse 5

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

Verse 6

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).

Verse 8

8. thy going out, c.—all thy ways (Deuteronomy 28:19 Psalms 104:23).

evermore—includes a future state.

Bibliographical Information
Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 121". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/jfb/psalms-121.html. 1871-8.
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