G2/2 C1 1,2. Yahaveh's help proclaimed. C2 3-8. Yahaveh's help promised.
C1 a 1-. Contemplation of Creation. b -1. From where can help come. b 2-. Where help comes from. a -2. Contemplation of the Creator.
1 I will lift up my eyes to the mountains,
From where is to come my help? (Cp.er. 3:23.)
2 My help comes from the LORD,
Which made heaven and earth. (The reference is to the burden of Hezekiah's prayer [2 Kings 19:15. Isa. 37:16]. Idols were the only works of men's hands [2 Kings 19:18. 2 Chron. 32:19. Isa. 37:19]. Rab-shakeh had reproached "the living God". See 124:8; 134:3.)
C2 c 3,4. What Yahaveh will not suffer. [Neg.] d 5. What He will do as the Keeper. [Pos.] c 6. What Yahaveh will not do. [Neg.] d 7,8. What He will do as the Keeper. [Pos.]
3 May He not suffer your foot to be moved:
He that keeps you will not slumber.
4 Behold, He that keeps Israel
Shall neither slumber nor sleep. (He will not. Absolute.)
5 The LORD is your keeper:
The LORD is your shade upon your right hand.
6 The sun shall not smite you by day,
Nor the moon by night.
7 The LORD shall preserve you from all calamity:
He shall preserve your soul. (The repeated promise of Yahaveh by Isaiah [2 Kings 19:20-34. Isa. 37:6,7,23-35.])
8 The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in (Heb. idiom for life in general. The promise was fulfilled in 2 Chron. 32:22)
From this time forth, and even for evermore.