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Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalms 121

Introduction

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

Verse 1

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
(Title
&) A Song.
120:1; *title
I will, etc
or, Shall I lift up my eyes to the hills? whence should my help come?
Jeremiah 3:23
lift up
2:6; 68:15,16; 78:68; 87:1; 123:1; Isaiah 2:3
Reciprocal: Genesis 19:17 - Escape; 1 Kings 20:23 - Their gods; 2 Chronicles 20:12 - our eyes; Psalm 13:4 - when; Psalm 25:15 - Mine; Ezekiel 18:6 - neither hath lifted; Daniel 4:34 - lifted; Hosea 13:9 - but; Luke 9:16 - and looking; John 17:1 - and lifted

Verse 2

My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.
My help
46:1; 124:8; 146:5,6; Isaiah 40:28,29; 41:13; Jeremiah 20:11; Hosea 13:9; Hebrews 13:6
Reciprocal: Genesis 1:1 - God; 1 Kings 20:23 - Their gods; 2 Chronicles 20:12 - our eyes; Psalm 25:15 - Mine; Psalm 62:1 - from; Jeremiah 3:23 - in vain; Luke 9:16 - and looking; John 17:1 - and lifted

Verse 3

He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
will not
91:12; 1 Samuel 2:9; Proverbs 2:8; 3:23,26; 1 Peter 1:5
Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 22:37 - feet; Psalm 17:5 - Hold; Psalm 26:1 - I shall; Psalm 37:23 - steps; Psalm 37:31 - none; Psalm 55:22 - suffer; Psalm 66:9 - suffereth; Psalm 94:18 - My foot; Psalm 119:133 - Order; Psalm 127:1 - except; Psalm 139:3 - my path; Proverbs 24:12 - that keepeth; Isaiah 27:3 - do keep; 2 Peter 1:10 - never

Verse 4

Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
he that
27:1; 32:7,8; 127:1; Isaiah 27:3
shall
1 Kings 18:27; Ecclesiastes 8:16; Revelation 7:15
Reciprocal: Exodus 26:14 - a covering; Numbers 6:24 - keep thee; 2 Samuel 8:14 - the Lord; Proverbs 3:24 - liest

Verse 5

The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.
thy shade
Exodus 13:21; Isaiah 4:5,6; 25:4; 32:2; Matthew 23:37
upon
16:8; 109:31
Reciprocal: Genesis 28:15 - keep; Exodus 13:22 - He took; Exodus 26:14 - a covering; Numbers 14:9 - defence; 1 Samuel 2:9 - will keep; 2 Chronicles 6:20 - thine eyes; Psalm 91:6 - pestilence; Proverbs 2:8 - keepeth; Isaiah 49:10 - neither; Daniel 3:17 - our God

Verse 6

The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
the sun
91:5-10; Isaiah 49:10; Revelation 7:16
Reciprocal: Psalm 91:6 - pestilence; Isaiah 4:6 - tabernacle; Jonah 4:8 - and the sun

Verse 7

The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
preserve
91:9,10; Job 5:19-27; Proverbs 12:21; Matthew 6:13; Romans 8:28,35-39; 2 Timothy 4:18
he shall
34:22; 41:2; 97:10; 145:20
Reciprocal: Genesis 48:16 - Angel; 1 Samuel 30:23 - who hath; 2 Samuel 8:6 - the Lord; 1 Chronicles 18:13 - Thus the Lord; Job 5:24 - thou shalt visit; Psalm 6:4 - deliver; Psalm 17:5 - Hold; Psalm 25:20 - O; Psalm 26:1 - I shall; Luke 11:4 - but; John 17:15 - keep; 2 Thessalonians 3:3 - and

Verse 8

The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.
thy going out
Deuteronomy 28:6,19; 2 Samuel 5:2; Ezra 8:21,31; Proverbs 2:8; 3:6; James 4:13-16
from this time
113:2; 115:18 Reciprocal: Genesis 8:16 - General; Genesis 8:18 - General; 1 Samuel 2:9 - will keep; 1 Samuel 18:13 - he went out; 1 Samuel 29:6 - thy going; 1 Samuel 30:23 - who hath; 2 Samuel 3:25 - and to know; 2 Samuel 8:6 - the Lord; 1 Kings 3:7 - to go; 2 Kings 19:27 - thy going out; 1 Chronicles 18:6 - Thus the Lord; 2 Chronicles 15:5 - no peace; Job 5:24 - thou shalt visit; Psalm 12:7 - thou shalt; Psalm 26:1 - I shall; Psalm 37:23 - steps; Psalm 56:8 - tellest; Proverbs 3:23 - General; Proverbs 24:12 - that keepeth; Jeremiah 36:26 - but; Matthew 2:22 - being; Matthew 6:13 - deliver; Acts 9:28 - coming

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 121". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-121.html.