Psalm 121:5
New International Version
The LORD watches over you-- the LORD is your shade at your right hand;

New Living Translation
The LORD himself watches over you! The LORD stands beside you as your protective shade.

English Standard Version
The LORD is your keeper; the LORD is your shade on your right hand.

Berean Study Bible
The LORD is your keeper; the LORD is the shade on your right hand.

New American Standard Bible
The LORD is your keeper; The LORD is your shade on your right hand.

King James Bible
The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.

Christian Standard Bible
The LORD protects you; the LORD is a shelter right by your side.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD is your protector, there at your right side to shade you from the sun.

Good News Translation
The LORD will guard you; he is by your side to protect you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD protects you; the LORD is a shelter right by your side.

International Standard Version
The LORD is your guardian; the LORD is your shade at your right side.

NET Bible
The LORD is your protector; the LORD is the shade at your right hand.

New Heart English Bible
The LORD is your keeper. The LORD is your shade on your right hand.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Lord Jehovah is your keeper and Lord Jehovah will put you in his right hand.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD is your guardian. The LORD is the shade over your right hand.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The LORD is thy keeper; The LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.

New American Standard 1977
The LORD is your keeper; The LORD is your shade on your right hand.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.

King James 2000 Bible
The LORD is your keeper: the LORD is your shade upon your right hand.

American King James Version
The LORD is your keeper: the LORD is your shade on your right hand.

American Standard Version
Jehovah is thy keeper: Jehovah is thy shade upon thy right hand.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The Lord shall keep thee: the Lord is thy shelter upon thy right hand.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord is thy keeper, the Lord is thy protection upon thy right hand.

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah is thy keeper, Jehovah is thy shade upon thy right hand;

English Revised Version
The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.

Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD 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,
Study Bible
I Lift Up My Eyes to the Hills
4Behold, the Protector of Israel will not slumber or sleep. 5The LORD is your keeper; the LORD is the shade on your right hand. 6The sun will not strike you by day nor the moon by night.…
Cross References
Revelation 7:16
Never again will they hunger, and never will they thirst; nor will the sun beat down upon them, nor any scorching heat.

Genesis 28:15
Look, I am with you, and I will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. For I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you."

Psalm 16:8
I have set the LORD always before me. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

Psalm 91:1
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.

Psalm 91:4
He will cover you with His feathers; under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and rampart.

Psalm 109:31
For He stands at the right hand of the needy one, to save him from the condemners of his soul.

Psalm 121:4
Behold, the Protector of Israel will not slumber or sleep.

Isaiah 25:4
For You have been a refuge for the poor, a stronghold for the needy in distress, a refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat. For the breath of the ruthless is like rain against a wall,

Treasury of Scripture

The LORD is your keeper: the LORD is your shade on your right hand.

thy shade

Exodus 13:21
And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night:

Isaiah 4:5,6
And the LORD will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory shall be a defence…

Isaiah 25:4
For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.

upon

Psalm 16:8
I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

Psalm 109:31
For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save him from those that condemn his soul.







Lexicon
The LORD
יְהוָ֥ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

[is] your keeper;
שֹׁמְרֶ֑ךָ (šō·mə·re·ḵā)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

the LORD
יְהוָ֥ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

[is] the shade
צִ֝לְּךָ֗ (ṣil·lə·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6738: A shadow

on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

your right
יְמִינֶֽךָ׃ (yə·mî·ne·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3225: The right hand, side, the south

hand.
יַ֥ד (yaḏ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand
(5) Thy keeper.--Notice again how the prominent word is caught up from the preceding verse and amplified, and then again repeated, and again amplified in Psalm 121:7-8, where preserve is an unfortunate substitution by the Authorised Version.

Shade.--An image of protection, and one peculiarly attractive to the Oriental. (See Numbers 14:9, margin; Psalm 91:1; Isaiah 25:4; Isaiah 32:2.)

Upon thy right hand.--Some commentators combine this expression with the figure of the shadow, supposing the psalmist, in the phrase "right hand," to allude to the south or sunny side. But this is prosaic. No doubt there is here, as so often, a confused combination of metaphors. We have several times met with the figure of the right-hand comrade in war, a protection to the unshielded side (Psalm 16:8; Psalm 109:31, &c).

Verse 5. - The Lord is thy Keeper; the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand. "Thy shade" means "thy protection." "thy defense." Protection was especially needed on the right hand, as the side which no shield guarded. Latin writers call the right side "latus aperture." 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.
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