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Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible
Psalms 121



Verse 1

Psalm 121:1-8. God‘s guardian care of His people celebrated.

I will lift up mine eyes — expresses desire (compare Psalm 25:1), mingled with expectation. The last clause, read as a question, is answered,

Verse 2

by avowing God to be the helper, of whose ability His creative power is a pledge (Psalm 115:15), to which,

Verse 3-4

His sleepless vigilance is added.

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

Verse 5

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

Verses 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

thy going out, etc. — all thy ways (Deuteronomy 28:19; Psalm 104:23).

evermore — includes a future state.


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These files are a derivative of an electronic edition prepared from text scanned by Woodside Bible Fellowship.
This expanded edition of the Jameison-Faussett-Brown Commentary is in the public domain and may be freely used and distributed.

Bibliography Information
Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 121:4". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". 1871-8.

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Wednesday, October 28th, 2020
the Week of Proper 25 / Ordinary 30
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