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A Song of degrees. I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.
He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.
The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

121:1 unto the hills. This psalm is frequently misunderstood. There is no “help” in the hills (note Deuteronomy 12:2-3; Jeremiah 3:6, 23). In fact, such “high places” often proved a snare to Israel. The last part of the verse should be read as a question: “From whence cometh my help?” The answer is: “Not from the hills, where men worship their false gods, but from the God of creation.”

121:2 made heaven and earth. This assurance is repeated in Psalm 124:8. Only the Creator can be the Savior. “He shall preserve thy soul!” (Psalm 121:7) and He alone can preserve us forever (Psalm 121:8).

121:3 He that keepeth thee. Psalm 121:3-8 contains a marvelous testimony of assurance and security. The word for “keep,” also translated “preserve” and “keeper,” occurs six times in this brief passage, including a final promise to “preserve thy soul...for evermore” (Psalm 121:7-8).

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