Psalm 121:3
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New International Version
He will not let your foot slip-- he who watches over you will not slumber;

New Living Translation
He will not let you stumble; the one who watches over you will not slumber.

English Standard Version
He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber.

New American Standard Bible
He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber.

King James Bible
He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He will not allow your foot to slip; your Protector will not slumber.

International Standard Version
He will never let your foot slip, nor will your guardian become drowsy.

NET Bible
May he not allow your foot to slip! May your protector not sleep!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He will not give your foot to shaking neither will he slumber; he will keep you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He will not let you fall. Your guardian will not fall asleep.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He will not suffer thy foot to be moved; he that keeps thee will not slumber.

King James 2000 Bible
He will not allow your foot to be moved: he that keeps you will not slumber.

American King James Version
He will not suffer your foot to be moved: he that keeps you will not slumber.

American Standard Version
He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: He that keepeth thee will not slumber.

Douay-Rheims Bible
May he not suffer thy foot to be moved: neither let him slumber that keepeth thee.

Darby Bible Translation
He will not suffer thy foot to be moved; he that keepeth thee will not slumber.

English Revised Version
He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.

Webster's Bible Translation
He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.

World English Bible
He will not allow your foot to be moved. He who keeps you will not slumber.

Young's Literal Translation
He suffereth not thy foot to be moved, Thy preserver slumbereth not.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 3. - He will not suffer thy foot to be moved. The psalmist addresses himself with consolatory assurances. God will not allow any evil to approach him, so as to do him hurt. He that keepeth thee will not slumber. God does not sleep - his vigilance is unceasing (comp. Isaiah 27:3).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

He wilt not suffer thy foot to be moved,.... This is either an address of the psalmist to his own soul; or to any other good man, his friend and acquaintance, assuring of stability, and of final perseverance in grace to glory. The Lord keeps the feet of his saints from falling: he will not suffer them to be moved out of the spiritual estate in which they stand; nor off of the Foundation and Rock of ages, on which their feet are set, and their goings established; nor out of the house of God, where they are as pillars; nor out of his ways, where he upholds their goings; moved in some sense they may be, yet not "greatly moved"; their feet may be "almost" gone, and their steps "well nigh" slipped, and yet shall not fall finally and totally, or so as to perish; see Psalm 62:2;

he that keepeth thee will not slumber; neither angels nor men are the keepers of the saints, but the Lord himself; he is the keeper of every individual saint, of every regenerate person, of everyone of his sheep, of every member of his church; he keeps them by his power, he preserves them by his grace, he holds them with his right hand; guides them by his counsel, keeps their feet from falling, and brings them safe to glory: and a watchful keeper he is, he does not so much as slumber; he keeps them night and day, lest any harm them, Isaiah 27:3. Gussetius reads the whole as a prayer, "let him not suffer thy foot", &c. "let not thy keeper slumber" (i); to which the answer follows.

(i) "ne permittat--ne dormitet", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator; so Ainsworth.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

3, 4. His sleepless vigilance is added.

to be moved—(Compare Ps 38:16; 66:9).

Psalm 121:3 Additional Commentaries
Context
I will Lift Up My Eyes to the Hills
2My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth. 3He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber. 4Behold, He who keeps Israel Will neither slumber nor sleep.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 2:9
He will guard the feet of his faithful servants, but the wicked will be silenced in the place of darkness. "It is not by strength that one prevails;

Psalm 41:2
The LORD protects and preserves them-- they are counted among the blessed in the land-- he does not give them over to the desire of their foes.

Psalm 66:9
he has preserved our lives and kept our feet from slipping.

Psalm 121:4
indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.

Psalm 127:1
A song of ascents. Of Solomon. Unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain.

Proverbs 24:12
If you say, "But we knew nothing about this," does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who guards your life know it? Will he not repay everyone according to what they have done?

Isaiah 27:3
I, the LORD, watch over it; I water it continually. I guard it day and night so that no one may harm it.
Treasury of Scripture

He will not suffer your foot to be moved: he that keeps you will not slumber.

will not

Psalm 91:12 They shall bear you up in their hands, lest you dash your foot against a stone.

1 Samuel 2:9 He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent …

Proverbs 2:8 He keeps the paths of judgment, and preserves the way of his saints.

Proverbs 3:23,26 Then shall you walk in your way safely, and your foot shall not stumble…

1 Peter 1:5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith to salvation ready …

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