Psalms 91

1Happy is he whose resting-place is in the secret of the Lord, and under the shade of the wings of the Most High; 2Who says of the Lord, He is my safe place and my tower of strength: he is my God, in whom is my hope. 3He will take you out of the bird-net, and keep you safe from wasting disease. 4You will be covered by his feathers; under his wings you will be safe: his good faith will be your salvation. 5You will have no fear of the evil things of the night, or of the arrow in flight by day, 6Or of the disease which takes men in the dark, or of the destruction which makes waste when the sun is high. 7You will see a thousand falling by your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it will not come near you. 8Only with your eyes will you see the reward of the evil-doers. 9Because you have said, I am in the hands of the Lord, the Most High is my safe resting-place; 10No evil will come on you, and no disease will come near your tent. 11For he will give you into the care of his angels to keep you wherever you go. 12In their hands they will keep you up, so that your foot may not be crushed against a stone. 13You will put your foot on the lion and the snake; the young lion and the great snake will be crushed under your feet. 14Because he has given me his love, I will take him out of danger: I will put him in a place of honour, because he has kept my name in his heart. 15When his cry comes up to me, I will give him an answer: I will be with him in trouble; I will make him free from danger and give him honour. 16With long life will he be rewarded; and I will let him see my salvation.
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