Psalm 121 Darby’s Translation

The LORD Is Thy Keeper

121 1  I lift up mine eyes unto the mountains: whence shall my help come? 2  My help [cometh] from Jehovah, who made the heavens and the earth. 3  He will not suffer thy foot to be moved; he that keepeth thee will not slumber. 4  Behold, he that keepeth Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. 5  Jehovah is thy keeper, Jehovah is thy shade upon thy right hand; 6  The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. 7  Jehovah will keep thee from all evil; he will keep thy soul. 8  Jehovah will keep thy going out and thy coming in, from henceforth and for evermore.

Psalm 123-125 Darby’s Translation

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A Prayer for Mercy

123 1  Unto thee do I lift up mine eyes, O thou that dwellest in the heavens. 2  Behold, as the eyes of servants [look] unto the hand of their masters, as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress, so our eyes [are directed] to Jehovah our God, until he be gracious unto us. 3  Be gracious unto us, O Jehovah, be gracious unto us; for we are exceedingly filled with contempt. 4  Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those that are at ease, with the contempt of the proud.

Praise for Deliverance from Enemies

124 1  If it had not been Jehovah who was for us—oh let Israel say— 2  If it had not been Jehovah who was for us, when men rose up against us, 3  Then they had swallowed us up alive, when their anger was kindled against us; 4  Then the waters had overwhelmed us, a torrent had gone over our soul; 5  Then the proud waters had gone over our soul.

6  Blessed be Jehovah, who gave us not up a prey to their teeth! 7  Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we have escaped. 8  Our help is in the name of Jehovah, the maker of heavens and earth.

The LORD Is Round about His People

125 1  They that confide in Jehovah are as mount Zion, which cannot be moved; it abideth for ever. 2  Jerusalem!—mountains are round about her, and Jehovah is round about his people, from henceforth and for evermore. 3  For the sceptre of wickedness shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity.

4  Do good, O Jehovah, unto the good, and to them that are upright in their hearts. 5  But as for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways, Jehovah will lead them forth with the workers of iniquity. Peace be upon Israel!

Psalm 128-130 Darby’s Translation

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The Blessedness of Him Who Fears the LORD

128 1  Blessed is every one that feareth Jehovah, that walketh in his ways. 2  For thou shalt eat the labour of thy hands; happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee. 3  Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine in the inner part of thy house; thy children like olive-plants round about thy table. 4  Behold, thus shall the man be blessed that feareth Jehovah. 5  Jehovah will bless thee out of Zion; and mayest thou see the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life, 6  And see thy children's children. Peace be upon Israel!

A Prayer for the Overthrow of Zion's Enemies

129 1  Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth—oh let Israel say— 2  Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth; yet they have not prevailed against me. 3  The ploughers ploughed upon my back; they made long their furrows. 4  Jehovah is righteous: he hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked.

5  Let them be ashamed and turned backward, all that hate Zion; 6  Let them be as the grass upon the house-tops, which withereth before it is plucked up, 7  Wherewith the mower filleth not his hand, nor he that bindeth sheaves his bosom; 8  Neither do the passers-by say, The blessing of Jehovah be upon you; we bless you in the name of Jehovah!

Hope in the LORD's Redemption

130 1  Out of the depths do I call upon thee, Jehovah. 2  Lord, hear my voice; let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication. 3  If thou, Jah, shouldest mark iniquities, Lord, who shall stand? 4  But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.

5  I wait for Jehovah; my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope. 6  My soul [waiteth] for the Lord more than the watchers [wait] for the morning, [more than] the watchers for the morning. 7  Let Israel hope in Jehovah, because with Jehovah there is loving-kindness, and with him is plenteous redemption; 8  And he will redeem Israel from all his iniquities.

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