Psalms – Chapter 121

Esa Einai

By Rabbi Jack Abramowitz

Another song of ascents. David says he lifts his eyes expectantly towards the mountains to see the source of our help. Our help comes from G-d, Who made Heaven and Earth. G-d will not let our foot slip; He will watch us constantly, since He never dozes.

G-d is the shade on our right hand. He will not let the sun harm us by day, nor the moon by night. He will protect us from all evil: human beings, wild animals, and diseases. He will guard us as we go into exile and as we return. He will protect us forever!

This Psalm, “Esa Einai,” is one of the most popular prayers in times of trouble.

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