Psalm 121:8
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New International Version
the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.

New Living Translation
The LORD keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever.

English Standard Version
The LORD will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.

New American Standard Bible
The LORD will guard your going out and your coming in From this time forth and forever.

King James Bible
The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD will protect your coming and going both now and forever.

International Standard Version
The LORD will guard your goings and comings, from this time on and forever.

NET Bible
The LORD will protect you in all you do, now and forevermore.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Lord Jehovah will preserve your going out and your coming in from now and unto eternity.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD guards you as you come and go, now and forever.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

King James 2000 Bible
The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this time forth, and even forevermore.

American King James Version
The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this time forth, and even for ever more.

American Standard Version
Jehovah will keep thy going out and thy coming in From this time forth and for evermore.

Douay-Rheims Bible
May the Lord keep thy going in and thy going out; from henceforth now and for ever.

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah will keep thy going out and thy coming in, from henceforth and for evermore.

English Revised Version
The LORD shall keep thy going out and thy coming in, from this time forth and for evermore.

Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD will preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for ever.

World English Bible
Yahweh will keep your going out and your coming in, from this time forth, and forevermore. A Song of Ascents. By David.

Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah preserveth thy going out and thy coming in, From henceforth even unto the age!
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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 8. - The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in (comp. Deuteronomy 28:6; 1 Samuel 29:6; 2 Samuel 3:25; 1 Kings 3:7; 2 Kings 19:27). The phrase is an equivalent of "The Lord shall preserve thee in all thy ways" (Psalm 91:11). From this time forth, and even forevermore; i.e. so long as thou hast "goings out" and "comings in." But the phrase used rather implies that these will never cease.





Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

The Lord shall preserve thy going out, and thy coming in,.... In transacting all the business of life, in going in and out about it; in all ways, works, and conversation; in journeying and travelling; in all affairs, civil and religious; and not only preserve, but prosper in all, Psalm 1:3; the Lord blessing him, coming in and going out, Deuteronomy 28:6; and such, with the poet (x), are said to go with a good or prosperous foot. And such persons, in the Punic language, are called Namphanians, as Austin observes (y); who says the word signifies a man of a good foot: and the word seems to be the contraction of , which signifies "his good" or "pleasant foot" (z); and so one that, wherever he comes and goes, things prosper with him, and with those that are in connection with him: such an one was Jacob in the house of Laban, whom the Lord blessed, as he says, "since my coming", or at "my foot"; see Gill on Genesis 30:30; and such a foot Joseph had wherever he went, Genesis 39:5. Arama interprets it of a man's going out into the air of this world, and of his entrance into the world to come. The Targum is,

"the Lord will keep thy going out to business, and thy coming in to study in the law.''

from this time forth, and even for evermore; for the Lord not only preserves his people in life and at death, but in heaven, to all eternity; in the utmost safety and peace from all molestations by men or devils, and from their wrath and malice: not only his purpose and decree, but his power and providence, are the vast gulf between the one and the other; by means of which the wicked cease from troubling, and the weary are at rest, Luke 16:26.

(x) Virgil. Aeneid. l. 8. "Adi pede sacra secundo"; & l. 10. "adsis pede diva secundo." (y) Epist. 44. (z) Vid. Sterringae Philol. Sacr. p. 169. Reinesium de Lingua Punica, c. 8. s. 10.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

8. thy going out, &c.—all thy ways (De 28:19; Ps 104:23).

evermore—includes a future state.

Psalm 121:8 Additional Commentaries
Context
I will Lift Up My Eyes to the Hills
7The LORD will protect you from all evil; He will keep your soul. 8The LORD will guard your going out and your coming in From this time forth and forever.
Cross References
Deuteronomy 28:6
You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out.

Psalm 113:2
Let the name of the LORD be praised, both now and forevermore.

Psalm 115:18
it is we who extol the LORD, both now and forevermore. Praise the LORD.

Psalm 125:2
As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds his people both now and forevermore.
Treasury of Scripture

The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this time forth, and even for ever more.

thy going out

Deuteronomy 28:6,19 Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when …

2 Samuel 5:2 Also in time past, when Saul was king over us, you were he that led …

Ezra 8:21,31 Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river of Ahava, that we might …

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

Proverbs 3:6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths.

James 4:13-16 Go to now, you that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such …

from this time

Psalm 113:2 Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and for ever more.

Psalm 115:18 But we will bless the LORD from this time forth and for ever more. …

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