New International Version
The LORD watches over you-- the LORD is your shade at your right hand;
King James Bible
The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.
Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah is thy keeper, Jehovah is thy shade upon thy right hand;
World English Bible
Yahweh is your keeper. Yahweh is your shade on your right hand.
Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah is thy preserver, Jehovah is thy shade on thy right hand,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He that keepeth Israel - The Divine Being represents himself as a watchman, who takes care of the city and its inhabitants during the night-watches; and who is never overtaken with slumbering or sleepiness. There is a thought in the Antigone of Sophocles, that seems the counterpart of this of the psalmist,
Ταν σαν, Ζευ, δυναμιν τις ανδρων
Ταν ουθ' ὑπνος αἱ -
ρει ποθ' ὁ παντογηρως,
Ακαματοι τε θεων
Antig. ver. 613, Edit. Johnson.
Shall men below control great Jove above,Whose eyes by all-subduing sleep
Are never closed, as feeble mortals' are;But still their watchful vigil keep
Through the long circle of th' eternal year?
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LibraryLooking to the Hills
'I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. 2. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.' --PSALM cxxi. 1, 2. The so-called 'Songs of Degrees,' of which this psalm is one, are usually, and with great probability, attributed to the times of the Exile. If that be so, we get an appropriate background and setting for the expressions and emotions of this psalm. We see the exile, wearied with the monotony of the long-stretching, flat plains of Babylonia, summoning …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Christ all and in All.
Never again will they hunger; never again will they thirst. The sun will not beat down on them,' nor any scorching heat.
I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you."
I keep my eyes always on the LORD. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
For he stands at the right hand of the needy, to save their lives from those who would condemn them.
indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
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