Psalm 121:6
New International Version
the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.

New Living Translation
The sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon at night.

English Standard Version
The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night.

Berean Study Bible
The sun will not strike you by day, nor the moon by night.

King James Bible
The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.

New King James Version
The sun shall not strike you by day, Nor the moon by night.

New American Standard Bible
The sun will not beat down on you by day, Nor the moon by night.

NASB 1995
The sun will not smite you by day, Nor the moon by night.

NASB 1977
The sun will not smite you by day, Nor the moon by night.

Amplified Bible
The sun will not strike you by day, Nor the moon by night.

Christian Standard Bible
The sun will not strike you by day or the moon by night.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The sun will not strike you by day or the moon by night.

American Standard Version
The sun shall not smite thee by day, Nor the moon by night.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The sun will not smite you by day, neither the moon by night.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The sun shall not burn thee by day, neither the moon by night.

Contemporary English Version
You won't be harmed by the sun during the day or by the moon at night.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The sun shall not burn thee by day: nor the moon by night.

English Revised Version
The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.

Good News Translation
The sun will not hurt you during the day, nor the moon during the night.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The sun will not beat down on you during the day, nor will the moon at night.

International Standard Version
The sun will not ravage you by day, nor the moon by night.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The sun shall not smite thee by day, Nor the moon by night.

Literal Standard Version
By day the sun does not strike you, Nor the moon by night.

NET Bible
The sun will not harm you by day, or the moon by night.

New Heart English Bible
The sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.

World English Bible
The sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.

Young's Literal Translation
By day the sun doth not smite thee, Nor the moon by night.

Additional Translations ...
Context
I Lift Up My Eyes to the Hills
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. 7The LORD will guard you from all evil; He will preserve your soul.…

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.'

Psalm 91:5
You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day,

Isaiah 49:10
They will not hunger or thirst, nor will scorching heat or sun beat down on them. For He who has compassion on them will guide them and lead them beside springs of water.

Jonah 4:8
As the sun was rising, God appointed a scorching east wind, and the sun beat down on Jonah's head so that he grew faint and wished to die, saying, "It is better for me to die than to live."


Treasury of Scripture

The sun shall not smite you by day, nor the moon by night.

the sun

Psalm 91:5-10
Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; …

Isaiah 49:10
They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun smite them: for he that hath mercy on them shall lead them, even by the springs of water shall he guide them.

Revelation 7:16
They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.









(6) Smite thee.--The mention of shade leads to the amplification of the figure. The evil effects of sunstroke are too well known to need comment. They are often mentioned in the Bible (2Kings 4:18; 2Kings 4:20; Jonah 4; Judith 8:3).

Nor the moon by night.--Possibly there is allusion to the belief, so common in old times, of the harmful influence of the moon's light--a belief still recalled in the word lunacy. It is a fact that temporary blindness is often caused by moonlight. (See authorities referred to by Ewald and Delitzsch.) Others, again, think that the injurious cold of the night is here placed in antithesis to the heat of the noonday sun (comp. Genesis 31:40; Jeremiah 36:30), the impression that intense cold burns being common in the East, as indeed everywhere. Tennyson speaks of the moon being "keen with frost." But it is also possible that the generally harmful effects of night air are intended. . . .

Verse 6. - The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. These were the chief dangers of travelers, whether pilgrims or others. Coup de soleil was feared by day, and the deleterious influence of the moon's rays by night. This last has sometimes been doubted, but the observation of modern travelers seems to show that bad effects actually fellow on sleeping in the moonlight in hot countries (see Curzon's 'Travels,' p. 36; Leopolt, 'India Missions,' p. 7).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The sun
הַשֶּׁ֥מֶשׁ (haš·še·meš)
Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's 8121: The sun, the east, a ray, a notched battlement

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

strike
יַכֶּ֗כָּה (yak·kek·kāh)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5221: To strike

you by day
יוֹמָ֗ם (yō·w·mām)
Adverb
Strong's 3119: Daytime, by day

nor the moon
וְיָרֵ֥חַ (wə·yā·rê·aḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3394: The moon

by night.
בַּלָּֽיְלָה׃ (bal·lā·yə·lāh)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3915: A twist, night, adversity


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