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A Commentary, Critical, Practical, and Explanatory on the Old and New Testaments, by Robert Jamieson, A.R. Fausset and David Brown [1882] at

Psalms Chapter 121

Psalms 121:1

psa 121:1

God's guardian care of His people celebrated. (Psa 121:1-8)

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

Psalms 121:2

psa 121:2

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

Psalms 121:3

psa 121:3

His sleepless vigilance is added.

to be moved--(Compare Psa 38:16; Psa 66:9).

Psalms 121:5

psa 121:5

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

Psalms 121:6

psa 121:6

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 (Gen 1:16).

Psalms 121:8

psa 121:8

thy going out, &c.--all thy ways (Deu 28:19; Psa 104:23).

evermore--includes a future state.

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