I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. By the 20th century, they were mostly replaced by hymns in church services. Psalm 121 commentary by jerome creach working preacher. Shop for the perfect psalm 121 gift from our wide selection of designs, or create your own personalized gifts. Spurgeon remarked that, it is a soldiers song, as well as a travelers hymn.
Metrically, the psalm falls into four stanzas of four lines each. He will not let your foot be moved, he who keeps you will not slumber. Psalmen 121 ngude meine hilfe kommt vom herrn ein bible. The first book printed in north america was a collection of psalm settings, the bay psalm book 1640. The book of psalms kjv audio holy bible high quality and best speed book 19 duration. The lord watches over you the lord is your shade at your right hand. Psalms 121, new living translation nlt the bible app. Not from the evil of affliction, though from that as a penal evil. It speaks of gods help, protection, and vigilant watchcare.
Upon leaving the house and putting ones hand on the mezuzah, one should say psalm 121 verses 4, 5, 8. Bob hilt in reply on psalms 121 hey kevin mack i understand your concerns. The past few years, ive researched and considered a favorite psalm, 121, one of the songs of ascent believed to have been sung by pilgrims traveling the road up to jerusalem. Authors have called 121 the psalm for the journey of life, and the psalm for sojourners, because of the comfort of its promises as.
The psalms 122 check out our other writing samples, like our resources on john rawls essay, john milton essay, john coltrane essay. A pilgrimage reading of psalm 121 167 dialogue within the pilgrims inner self, or an antiphonal song between pilgrims, or between a pilgrim and someone giving blessing,19 there is clearly a shift from the first person to the third person at verse 3. He proclaims peace and denotes the signs of his peace as perfect men do. Dec 18, 2015 the adjoining of psalm 121 with psalm 122 highlights this connection. Psalms chapter 121 sidenote references from original 1611 kjv bible. Going to jerusalem is a good thing because the house of yhwh and the throne of david are there.
Nkjv 2 my help comes from the lord, who made heaven and earth. The remainder of the psalm may be the response of a priest if the setting is departure from the temple. The pilgrim lifts up his eyes to the hills, and is satisfied that help is coming to him. It is a great pity that our admirable translation did not keep to the word keep all through the psalm, for all along it is one. I will lift up my eyes to the hills from whence comes my help. Such a journey should be made in full recognition of false gods all around who compete for our devotion.
The person who worships god speaks the two first verses, i will lift up mine eyesmy help cometh, psalm 121. Psalm 121 commentary by rolf jacobson working preacher. My help cometh from the lord, which made heaven and earth. See more ideas about psalm 121, psalms and bible verses. Psalms 121 commentary spurgeons verse expositions of the bible.
Apr 20, 2016 explore lovebeingmimis board psalm 121. It is titled laetatus sum or commonly i was glad, and one of the fifteen psalms from the book of psalms which begin with the words a song of ascents shir hamaalot. Psalm 120, psalm 121, psalm 122 bible truth for life. Some scholars suggest that pilgrims sang this psalm en route to jerusalem and its temple. Psalm 121 is wellsuited for the joy of pilgrimage through advent on the way to easter. Complete text, index, search, bible verse, bible story, scripture, book, prophesy, christian. Behold, the keeper of israel neither slumbers nor sleeps. He says that he has proclaimed the peace of the church for the sake of his brethren and neighbours, so that once instructed by. In the greek septuagint version of the bible, and in its latin translation in the vulgate, this psalm is psalm 121 in a slightly different numbering system. Di 121 zhang shang xing zhi shi wo yao xiang shan jumu. Psalm 121 is the 121st psalm of the book of psalms. Therefore, the peace sought by the speaker of psalm 120 and the hope sought in the protection of yhwh of psalm 121 find their answer in the journey toward jerusalem of psalm 122. Mark the chapters you have read, if you join our personal bible read plan.
The beginning in the english, in the king james version, is i will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. English german psalms 121 psalmen 121 the bible bilingual. This is my assurance that this bible verses applies to me, my family, and all those i pray for each and everyday. Courtesy of rare book and manuscript library, university of pennsylvania. Psalms 121 verses 18 speaks to me as a matter of fact psalms 121 verse 18 are my favorite. God not only keeps his own in all evil times but from all evil influences and operations, yea, from evils themselves. Psalm 121, english standard version 2016 esv the bible app. He then proceeds to cheer himself with assurances of gods sleepless care and protection. I will lift up my eyes to the mountains from where does my help come. Thee lord shall preserve them from all evil the word of the lord, as the targum. My help comes from the lord, who made heaven and earth. However, the psalms are popular for private devotion among many protestants and still used in many churches for traditional worship. Psalm 121 tlv he watches over you psalm 121 a song.
Posted in thoughts from the porch tagged answers not in the back of the book, bible, book, christian, christian devotional, christian thoughts, god is bigger than our questions, isaiah 40, psalm 121, question answering, revelation 22. So as this pilgrim in psalm 121 is lifting his eyes to the hills, we do not fully know what is going on in his heart. A shepherd and his sheep use oil pastels or wax crayons to make a picture of shepherd, then use a sponge cut into the shape of a lamb to make little lambs around him. We had bible reading and prayer in public school when i was very young. Study psalm 121 using wesleys explanatory notes to better understand scripture with full outline and verse meaning. Practically all of the psalms in this group are brief, but they are exquisitely beautiful, as dummelow phrased it. He will not let your foot slip he who watches over you will not slumber. Ccb, chinese contemporary bible traditional ccbt, chinese union version simplified cuvs. Psalm 121122 esv my help comes from the lord a song. Behold, he who guards israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. Psalms 121 reference the bible the king james version psalms 121 the psalms 120. Niv 1 i lift up my eyes to the mountains where does my help come from.
Mar 20, 2011 psalm 121 is liturgical in character, as indicated by the shift in voices throughout the psalm. By lauren luckey worship associate psalm 121 has always stood out to me as a passage to hold on to, especially during difficult moments in my life. In the greek septuagint version of the bible, and in the latin vulgate, this psalm is psalm 120 in a slightly different numbering system. In latin, it is known as levavi oculos meos in montes. Bibleserver ist fur mich ein absolut wertvolles tool. My help comes from the lord,who made heaven and earth. The most popular bible verses from the bible book psalms. The adjoining of psalm 121 with psalm 122 highlights this connection. In various analyses, this observation is a con stant. It does not say here, a song of ascents but, a song for.
Psalm 121 can help you face the future with courage. Verses 12, and possibly verse 4, seem to be voiced by a pilgrim, who perhaps represents the whole company of travelers. Psalm 121 highlights a point made many other places in scripture, that the lord is maker of heaven and earth, the only one who gives and sustains life. To god be all the glory, honor, thanksgiving and praises, amen. Psalm 121 psalm 122 psalm 123 psalm 124 psalm 125 psalm 126 psalm 127 psalm 128 psalm 129 psalm psalm 1 psalm 2. Behold, he who keeps israel will neither slumber nor sleep. In his full commentary on the psalms, limburg transfers that title to psalm 119 and retitles psalm 121 on the road again continuing the view of reading psalm 121 as a pilgrimage or journey psalm. Mit zahlreichen erklarungen aus dem worterbuch lutherdeutsch. Nehama reuben harp hebraic shimon reuben piano jazz recommended for you 6. Psalm 121 bible commentary wesleys explanatory notes. I will lift up my eyes to the hills, from where does my help come. The psalmist alludes, in the second psalm, to the steps that ascend for the righteous in the future from beneath the tree of life to the throne of glory, as we learned in sifrei ekev 47.925 73 105 1027 429 484 1475 1019 894 1008 639 471 1294 1056 1252 1000 598 378 76 801 551 451 916 1420 832 1602 495 646 1317 435 1234 511 544 789 999 740 60 710 964 1275 1242 XML HTML