Why did David lift his eyes to the hills? A new perspective on an old question.

hills of judea 1Psalm 121:1 says in the King James, I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. But David’s help didn’t really come from the hills, of course. Verse 2 says: My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.

Because of that confusion, later versions changed the punctuation. The ESV says, I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.

 That makes it a little clearer, but it doesn’t answer the question. Why did David lift his eyes to the hills? Continue reading