Commentary Critical and Explanatory
on the Whole Bible
God's guardian care of His people celebrated.
1. I will lift up mine eyes--expresses desire (compare
mingled with expectation. The last clause, read as a question, is
2. by avowing God to be the helper, of whose ability His creative
power is a pledge
3, 4. His sleepless vigilance is added.
to be moved--(Compare
Ps 38:16; 66:9).
5. upon thy right hand--a protector's place
(Ps 109:31; 110:5).
6-8. God keeps His people at all times and in all perils.
nor the moon by night--poetically represents the dangers of the night,
over which the moon presides
8. thy going out, &c.--all thy ways
evermore--includes a future state.