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

New Living Translation
Indeed, he who watches over Israel never slumbers or sleeps.

English Standard Version
Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.

Berean Study Bible
Behold, the Protector of Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.

New American Standard Bible
Behold, He who keeps Israel Will neither slumber nor sleep.

New King James Version
Behold, He who keeps Israel Shall neither slumber nor sleep.

King James Bible
Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

Christian Standard Bible
Indeed, the Protector of Israel does not slumber or sleep.

Contemporary English Version
The protector of Israel doesn't doze or ever get drowsy.

Good News Translation
The protector of Israel never dozes or sleeps.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Indeed, the Protector of Israel does not slumber or sleep.

International Standard Version
Look! The one who is guarding Israel never sleeps and does not take naps.

NET Bible
Look! Israel's protector does not sleep or slumber!

New Heart English Bible
Look, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.

A Faithful Version
Behold, He Who keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For the keeper of Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Indeed, the Guardian of Israel never rests or sleeps.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Behold, He that keepeth Israel Doth neither slumber nor sleep.

New American Standard 1977
Behold, He who keeps Israel Will neither slumber nor sleep.

King James 2000 Bible
Behold, he that keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

American King James Version
Behold, he that keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

American Standard Version
Behold, he that keepeth Israel Will neither slumber nor sleep.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Behold, he that keeps Israel shall not slumber nor sleep.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Behold he shall neither slumber nor sleep, that keepeth Israel.

Darby Bible Translation
Behold, he that keepeth Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.

English Revised Version
Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

Webster's Bible Translation
Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

World English Bible
Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.

Young's Literal Translation
Lo, He slumbereth not, nor sleepeth, He who is preserving Israel.
Study Bible
I Lift Up My Eyes to the Hills
3He will not allow your foot to slip; your Protector will not slumber. 4Behold, the Protector of Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.5The LORD is your keeper; the LORD is the shade on your right hand.…
Cross References
Psalm 121:3
He will not allow your foot to slip; your Protector will not slumber.

Psalm 121:5
The LORD is your keeper; the LORD is the shade on your right hand.

Psalm 127:1
Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain; unless the LORD protects the city, its watchmen stand guard in vain.

Treasury of Scripture

Behold, he that keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

he that

Psalm 27:1
A Psalm of David. The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Psalm 32:7,8
Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah…

Psalm 127:1
A Song of degrees for Solomon. Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.

shall

1 Kings 18:27
And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked.

Ecclesiastes 8:16
When I applied mine heart to know wisdom, and to see the business that is done upon the earth: (for also there is that neither day nor night seeth sleep with his eyes:)









Lexicon
Behold,
הִנֵּ֣ה (hin·nêh)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 2009: Lo! behold!

the Protector
שׁ֝וֹמֵ֗ר (w·mêr)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

of Israel
יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃ (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

will not
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

slumber
יָ֭נוּם (yā·nūm)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5123: To be drowsy, slumber

or sleep.
יִישָׁ֑ן (yî·šān)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3462: To be slack, languid, sleep, to grow old, stale, inveterate
(4) Slumber nor sleep.--This repetition, with the addition of a synonym, offers a very good instance of the step-like style supposed by many critics to give their name to these psalms. But it must be carefully noticed that there is no climax in the force of the two words, the first, if anything, being the stronger. It is used of the sleep of death (Psalm 76:5).

Verse 4. - Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The assurance rises from the particular to the general. It is not one Israelite alone over whom God will watch unceasingly, but the whole people of Israel.
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