The Lord, the Keeper of Israel.

A Song of Ascents.

121 I will (A)raise my eyes to (B)the mountains;
From where will my help come?
My (C)help comes from the Lord,
Who (D)made heaven and earth.
He will not (E)allow your foot to slip;
He who (F)watches over you will not slumber.
Behold, He who watches over Israel
Will neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord is your [a](G)protector;
The Lord is your (H)shade on your right hand.
The (I)sun will not [b]beat down on you by day,
Nor the moon by night.
The Lord will [c](J)protect you from all evil;
He will keep your soul.
The Lord will [d](K)guard your going out and your coming in
(L)From this time and forever.

Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem.

A Song of Ascents, of David.

122 I was glad when they said to me,
“Let’s (M)go to the house of the Lord.”
Our feet are standing
Within your (N)gates, Jerusalem,
Jerusalem, that has been (O)built
As a city that is (P)firmly joined together;
To which the tribes (Q)go up, the tribes of [e]the Lord
[f]An ordinance for Israel—
To give thanks to the name of the Lord.
For (R)thrones were set there for judgment,
The thrones of the house of David.

Pray for the (S)peace of Jerusalem:
“May they prosper who (T)love you.
May peace be within your (U)walls,
And prosperity within your (V)palaces.”
For the sake of my (W)brothers and my friends,
I will now say, “(X)May peace be within you.”
For the sake of the house of the Lord our God,
I will (Y)seek your good.

Prayer for the Lords Help.

A Song of Ascents.

123 To You I have (Z)raised my eyes,
You who (AA)are enthroned in the heavens!
Behold, as the eyes of (AB)servants look to the hand of their master,
As the eyes of a female servant to the hand of her mistress,
So our (AC)eyes look to the Lord our God,
Until He is gracious to us.

(AD)Be gracious to us, Lord, be gracious to us,
For we have had much more than enough of (AE)contempt.
Our soul has had much more than enough
Of the (AF)scoffing of (AG)those who are at ease,
And with the (AH)contempt of the proud.

Praise for Rescue from Enemies.

A Song of Ascents, of David.

124 (AI)Had it not been the Lord who was on our side,”
(AJ)Let Israel say,
“Had it not been the Lord who was on our side
When people rose up against us,
Then they would have (AK)swallowed us alive,
When their (AL)anger was kindled against us;
Then the (AM)waters would have flooded over us,
The stream would have [g]swept over our souls;
Then the (AN)raging waters would have [h]swept over our souls.”

Blessed be the Lord,
Who has not given us [i]to be (AO)torn by their teeth.
Our souls have (AP)escaped (AQ)like a bird from the trapper’s (AR)snare;
The snare is broken and we have escaped.
Our (AS)help is in the name of the Lord,
Who (AT)made heaven and earth.


  1. Psalm 121:5 Or keeper
  2. Psalm 121:6 Lit strike you
  3. Psalm 121:7 Or keep
  4. Psalm 121:8 Or keep
  5. Psalm 122:4 Heb Yah
  6. Psalm 122:4 Or A testimony
  7. Psalm 124:4 Or passed over
  8. Psalm 124:5 Or passed over
  9. Psalm 124:6 Lit as a prey to

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