New International Version
He will not let your foot slip-- he who watches over 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He will not suffer thy foot to be moved - The foundation, God's infinite power and goodness, on which thou standest, cannot be moved; and whilst thou standest on this basis, thy foot cannot be moved.
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'I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. 2. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.' --PSALM cxxi. 1, 2. The so-called 'Songs of Degrees,' of which this psalm is one, are usually, and with great probability, attributed to the times of the Exile. If that be so, we get an appropriate background and setting for the expressions and emotions of this psalm. We see the exile, wearied with the monotony of the long-stretching, flat plains of Babylonia, summoning …
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Christ all and in All.
1 Samuel 2:9
He will guard the feet of his faithful servants, but the wicked will be silenced in the place of darkness. "It is not by strength that one prevails;
The LORD protects and preserves them-- they are counted among the blessed in the land-- he does not give them over to the desire of their foes.
he has preserved our lives and kept our feet from slipping.
indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
A song of ascents. Of Solomon. Unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain.
If you say, "But we knew nothing about this," does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who guards your life know it? Will he not repay everyone according to what they have done?
I, the LORD, watch over it; I water it continually. I guard it day and night so that no one may harm it.
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