New American Standard Bible
He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber.
King James Bible
He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
Darby Bible Translation
He will not suffer thy foot to be moved; he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
World English Bible
He will not allow your foot to be moved. He who keeps you will not slumber.
Young's Literal Translation
He suffereth not thy foot to be moved, Thy preserver slumbereth not.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
He will not suffer thy foot to be moved - He will enable you to stand firm. You are safe in his protection. Compare the notes at Psalm 38:16. This, with the remainder of the psalm, seems to be of the nature of an answer to the anxious question in Psalm 121:1 - an answer which the author of the psalm, in danger and trouble, makes to his own soul, imparting confidence to himself.
He that keepeth thee will not slumber - He will be ever watchful and wakeful. Compare Isaiah 27:3. All creatures, as far as we know, sleep; God never sleeps. Compare Psalm 139:11-12. His eyes are upon us by day, and in the darkness of the night - the night literally; and also the night of calamity, woe, and sorrow.
LibraryThe Saint Prays to be Directed by a Different Way. Intellectual visions.
1. I now resume the story of my life. I was in great pain and distress; and many prayers, as I said,  were made on my behalf, that our Lord would lead me by another and a safer way; for this, they told me, was so suspicious. The truth is, that though I was praying to God for this, and wished I had a desire for another way, yet, when I saw the progress I was making, I was unable really to desire a change,--though I always prayed for it,--excepting on those occasions when I was extremely cast …
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1 Samuel 2:9
"He keeps the feet of His godly ones, But the wicked ones are silenced in darkness; For not by might shall a man prevail.
The LORD will protect him and keep him alive, And he shall be called blessed upon the earth; And do not give him over to the desire of his enemies.
Who keeps us in life And does not allow our feet to slip.
Behold, He who keeps Israel Will neither slumber nor sleep.
A Song of Ascents, of Solomon. Unless the LORD builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the LORD guards the city, The watchman keeps awake in vain.
If you say, "See, we did not know this," Does He not consider it who weighs the hearts? And does He not know it who keeps your soul? And will He not render to man according to his work?
"I, the LORD, am its keeper; I water it every moment. So that no one will damage it, I guard it night and day.
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