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John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible

Psalms 121



Verses 1-8

The song of the traveller, whose guide is Jehovah.

1. Hills] RV 'mountains.' The mountains suggest strength, and the Psalmist asks a question, 'Whence shall my help come?' The answer is given in Psalms 121:2 : 'from Him who made the mountains and all else.' If this Ps. were sung going up to Jerusalem then the 'mountains' may be the hills around Jerusalem, or those on which that city is built.

5. Shade] i.e. shelter for defence.

6. A belief in the injurious influence of the moon is an almost universal superstition. If e.g. the moon shines on the face of a sleeper he may become blind: cp. 'moonstruck.'


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Dummelow, John. "Commentary on Psalms 121:4". "John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible". 1909.

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