Psalm 121:1
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New International Version
A song of ascents. I lift up my eyes to the mountains-- where does my help come from?

New Living Translation
A song for pilgrims ascending to Jerusalem. I look up to the mountains--does my help come from there?

English Standard Version
A Song of Ascents. I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come?

New American Standard Bible
A Song of Ascents. I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; From where shall my help come?

King James Bible
A Song of degrees. I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A song of ascents. I lift my eyes toward the mountains. Where will my help come from?

International Standard Version
I lift up my eyes toward the mountains— from where will my help come?

NET Bible
A song of ascents. I look up toward the hills. From where does my help come?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I shall lift my eyes to the hills; from where will come my helper?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[A song for going up to worship.] I look up toward the mountains. Where can I find help?

JPS Tanakh 1917
A Song of Ascents. I will lift up mine eyes unto the mountains: From whence shall my help come?

New American Standard 1977
I Will lift up my eyes to the mountains;
            From whence shall my help come?

Jubilee Bible 2000
I will lift up mine eyes unto the mountains, from whence cometh my help.

King James 2000 Bible
I will lift up my eyes unto the hills, from which comes my help.

American King James Version
I will lift up my eyes to the hills, from where comes my help.

American Standard Version
I will lift up mine eyes unto the mountains: From whence shall my help come?

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have lifted up my eyes to the mountains, from whence help shall come to me.

Darby Bible Translation
{A Song of degrees.} I lift up mine eyes unto the mountains: whence shall my help come?

English Revised Version
A Song of Ascents. I will lift up mine eyes unto the mountains: from whence shall my help come?

Webster's Bible Translation
A Song of degrees. I will lift up my eyes to the hills, from whence cometh my help.

World English Bible
I will lift up my eyes to the hills. Where does my help come from?

Young's Literal Translation
A Song of the Ascents. I lift up mine eyes unto the hills, Whence doth my help come?
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
121:1-8 The safety of the godly. - We must not rely upon men and means, instruments and second causes. Shall I depend upon the strength of the hills? upon princes and great men? No; my confidence is in God only. Or, we must lift up our eyes above the hills; we must look to God who makes all earthly things to us what they are. We must see all our help in God; from him we must expect it, in his own way and time. This psalm teaches us to comfort ourselves in the Lord, when difficulties and dangers are greatest. It is almighty wisdom that contrives, and almighty power that works the safety of those that put themselves under God's protection. He is a wakeful, watchful Keeper; he is never weary; he not only does not sleep, but he does not so much as slumber. Under this shade they may sit with delight and assurance. He is always near his people for their protection and refreshment. The right hand is the working hand; let them but turn to their duty, and they shall find God ready to give them success. He will take care that his people shall not fall. Thou shalt not be hurt, neither by the open assaults, nor by the secret attempts of thine enemies. The Lord shall prevent the evil thou fearest, and sanctify, remove, or lighten the evil thou feelest. He will preserve the soul, that it be not defiled by sin, and disturbed by affliction; he will preserve it from perishing eternally. He will keep thee in life and death; going out to thy labour in the morning of thy days, and coming home to thy rest when the evening of old age calls thee in. It is a protection for life. The Spirit, who is their Preserver and Comforter, shall abide with them for ever. Let us be found in our work, assured that the blessings promised in this psalm are ours.
Study Bible
I will Lift Up My Eyes to the Hills
1A Song of Ascents. I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; From where shall my help come? 2My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth.…
Cross References
2 Chronicles 20:12
"O our God, will You not judge them? For we are powerless before this great multitude who are coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are on You."

Psalm 11:1
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. In the LORD I take refuge; How can you say to my soul, "Flee as a bird to your mountain;

Psalm 87:1
A Psalm of the sons of Korah. A Song. His foundation is in the holy mountains.

Psalm 123:1
A Song of Ascents. To You I lift up my eyes, O You who are enthroned in the heavens!

Isaiah 40:26
Lift up your eyes on high And see who has created these stars, The One who leads forth their host by number, He calls them all by name; Because of the greatness of His might and the strength of His power, Not one of them is missing.
Treasury of Scripture

I will lift up my eyes to the hills, from where comes my help.

title. A Song.

Psalm 120:1 In my distress I cried to the LORD, and he heard me.

I will, etc. or, Shall I lift up my eyes to the hills? whence should my help come?

Jeremiah 3:23 Truly in vain is salvation hoped for from the hills, and from the …

lift up

Psalm 2:6 Yet have I set my king on my holy hill of Zion.

Psalm 68:15,16 The hill of God is as the hill of Bashan; an high hill as the hill of Bashan…

Psalm 78:68 But chose the tribe of Judah, the mount Zion which he loved.

Psalm 87:1 His foundation is in the holy mountains.

Psalm 123:1 To you lift I up my eyes, O you that dwell in the heavens.

Isaiah 2:3 And many people shall go and say, Come you, and let us go up to the …

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