Psalms 91

Psalm 91

You whose home is the shelter of God Most High,
whose abode is the shadow of God Almighty,
can say to the  Lord, “My refuge, my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust,”

For he saves you from fowler’s snare,
from the yawning pit of destruction.
He shelters you with his pinions,
and under his wings you may hide.

His truth will be a shield and buckler.

You need not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the plague that stalks in darkness,
nor the pestilence raging at noon.

A thousand may fall at your side,
and ten thousand at your right hand:
but it shall not draw near to you.

You will only look on with your eyes,
and see how the wicked are punished.
As for you, the  Lord is your refuge,
you have made the Most High your defence.

10 You will never be met by misfortune,
no plague shall come near your tent:
11 for he orders his angels to guard you,
wherever you go.

12 They will carry you with their hands,
lest you strike your foot on a stone.
13 You will tread upon lions and adders,
and trample young lions and dragons.

14 “Because of their love for me, I will deliver them,
I will protect those who trust my name.
15 I will answer their cry and be with them in trouble,
bringing them forth into safety and honour.
16 I will give them a life of many days,
I will show them my salvation.”
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