Psalms 91

The Protection of the Most High

1 The one who lives under the protection of the
Most High: The Hebrew word is Elyon. It is often used with other names of God, such as El (God) or Yahweh (Lord); it is used to refer to God as the supreme being.
Most High
dwells in the shadow of the
God Almighty: The Hebrew word is El Shaddai; El = "God," but the meaning of Shaddai is disputed; traditionally it is translated "Almighty".
Almighty. c

2 I will say
LXX, Syr, Jer read (2) Almighty, saying, or (2) Almighty, he will say
to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.” e

3 He Himself will deliver you from the hunter’s net, f
from the destructive plague.
4 He will cover you with His feathers;
you will take refuge under His wings. g
His faithfulness will be a protective shield. h
5 You will not fear the terror of the night,
the arrow that flies by day, i
6 the plague that stalks in darkness,
or the pestilence that ravages at noon. j
7 Though a thousand fall at your side
and ten thousand at your right hand,
the pestilence will not reach you. k
8 You will only see it with your eyes
and witness the punishment of the wicked. l

9 Because you have made the Lord – my refuge, m
the Most High – your dwelling place, n
10 no harm will come to you;
no plague will come near your tent. o
11 For He will give His angels orders concerning you,
to protect you in all your ways. p
12 They will support you with their hands
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. q
13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the young lion and the serpent. r

14 Because he is lovingly devoted to Me,
I will deliver him;
I will protect him because he knows My name. s
15 When he calls out to Me, I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble.
I will rescue him and give him honor. t
16 I will satisfy him with a long life u
and show him My salvation. v
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