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Psalms 121:3

    Psalms 121:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He will not suffer your foot to be moved: he that keeps you will not slumber.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: He that keepeth thee will not slumber.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    May he not let your foot be moved: no need of sleep has he who keeps you.

    Webster's Revision

    He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: He that keepeth thee will not slumber.

    World English Bible

    He will not allow your foot to be moved. He who keeps you will not slumber.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 121:3

    He will not suffer thy foot to be moved - The foundation, God's infinite power and goodness, on which thou standest, cannot be moved; and whilst thou standest on this basis, thy foot cannot be moved.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 121:3

    He will not suffer thy foot to be moved - He will enable you to stand firm. You are safe in his protection. Compare the notes at Psalm 38:16. This, with the remainder of the psalm, seems to be of the nature of an answer to the anxious question in Psalm 121:1 - an answer which the author of the psalm, in danger and trouble, makes to his own soul, imparting confidence to himself.

    He that keepeth thee will not slumber - He will be ever watchful and wakeful. Compare Isaiah 27:3. All creatures, as far as we know, sleep; God never sleeps. Compare Psalm 139:11-12. His eyes are upon us by day, and in the darkness of the night - the night literally; and also the night of calamity, woe, and sorrow.