psalm 121:8 meaning
This keeping is eternal; continuing from this time forth, even for evermore. -- Who? What? He has not led me so tenderly thus far to forsake me at the very gate of heaven. Sterringae Philol. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore. When we go out in the morning to labour, and come home at eventide to rest, Jehovah shall keep us. "I will lift up mine eyes. (x) Virgil. Our Price: $22.49 Save: $17.50 (44%) When? I., pp. Psalm 121:7 EXPOSITION. In "Meditations on Twenty select Psalms, by Sir ANTHONY COPE, Chamberlain to Queen Katherine Parr. From this time forth, and even forevermore; i.e. Salem Media Group. All actions being comprehended under one of these two sorts, "going out" to more public, and "coming in" to more private affairs; or again, "going out" to begin, and "coming in" at the end of the work. It was a four-fold keeping: He keeps us from evil. p. 169. Hast thou been preserved from desperate dangers? But seeing this same promise of preservation was made before (for from the third verse to the end of the Psalm, six sundry times, is the word of keeping or preserving repeated), why is it now made over again? The Lord calls his Church "the apple of his eye": "he that toucheth you, touches the apple of mine eye". --From a Sermon by Bishop Couper, entitled "His Majesties Coming in", 1623. The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in (comp. of In going from home and coming back; that is, everywhere, and at all times. Psalm 121:8 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Psalm 121:8, NIV: "the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore." John Trapp Complete Commentary. Bible / Our Library / Bible Commentaries / The Treasury of David / Psalm / Psalm 121 / Psalm 121:8; Share Tweet. --Thomas Fenton. The phrase is an equivalent of "The Lord shall preserve thee in all thy ways" (Psalms 91:11). To goings out and comings in belong peculiar dangers since every change of position turns a fresh quarter to the foe, and it is for these weak points that an especial security is provided: Jehovah will keep the door when it opens and closes, and this he will perseveringly continue to do so long as there is left a single man that trusteth in him, as long as a danger survives, and, in fact, as long as time endures. -- The Lord shall preserve. The word "shamar" imports a most tender preservation; from it comes "shemuroth", signifying the eyelids, because they are the keepers of the eye, as the Lord is called in the verse preceding -- shomer Ishrael, "the keeper of Israel". Look up to the Lord, thy help is from on high, and to him let the praise be returned. The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore. All rights reserved. -- From this time forth, and even for evermore. Shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in; The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in, From this time forth, and even forevermore, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. Deuteronomy 28:6; 1 Samuel 29:6; 2 Samuel 3:25; 1 Kings 3:7; 2 Kings 19:27). If the lids of the eye open, it is to let the eye see; if they close, it is to let it lest, at least to defend it; all their motion is for the good of the eye. Is thy estate advanced? "Going out and coming in from this time forth." Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. "For evermore." Our exits and our entrances are under one protection. The Lord hath done it. "Adi pede sacra secundo"; & l. 10. This is the second of the series of psalms which are titled A Song of Ascents. Under the aegis of such a promise we may go on pilgrimage without trembling, and venture into battle without dread. Retail: $29.99. Aeneid. "adsis pede diva secundo." Psalm 121:8, ESV: "The LORD will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore." "The Lord." Men, if they be in any good estate, are ready to "sacrifice to their own net," or "to cause their mouth to kiss their own hand," as if their own hand had helped them: thus to impute their "deliverance" to their "calf," and therefore often is this resounded, "The Lord," "The Lord." ", In "Letters on Spiritual Subjects...by SAMUEL EYLES PIERCE... London: 1862," Vol. Hebrews 6:1 Genesis 21:32 . Psalm 121:8, KJV: "The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore." Verse 8. Bible Gateway Recommends. Glory be unto the Keeper of Israel, who is endeared to us under that title, since our growing sense of weakness makes us feel more deeply than ever our need of being kept. O, what a comfort is here! 1848," there is a Meditation on this psalm. Retail: $39.99. Proud member Reprinted from the edition of 1547;...By WILLIAM H. COPE, M.A. NIV Quest Study Bible: The Question and Answer Bible, Hardcover. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Verse 8. 44. Psalm 121:8 . The word keep means “to guard, to watch over, or to attend to carefully.” This keeping was a reference to the protection of God over His people as they journeyed to Jerusalem but went far beyond that. -- The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in. The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this time forth, and even for ever more. Unchanging -- "The Lord shall preserve," etc. Over the reader we would breathe a benediction, couched in the verse of Keble. Verse 8. Preserve thee in going out and coming in; in going from thy dwelling, and returning to it. from this time forth, and even for evermore; for the Lord not only preserves his people in life and at death, but in heaven, to all eternity; in the utmost safety and peace from all molestations by men or devils, and from their wrath and malice: not only his purpose and decree, but his power and providence, are the vast gulf between the one and the other; by means of which the wicked cease from troubling, and the weary are at rest, Luke 16:26.
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