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Safe in the Lord

91 Those who go to God Most High for safety
    will be protected by God All-Powerful.
I will say to the Lord, “You are my place of safety and protection.
    You are my God, and I trust you.”

God will save you from hidden traps
    and from deadly diseases.
He will protect you like a bird
    spreading its wings over its young.
    His truth will be like your armor and shield.
You will not fear any danger by night
    or an arrow during the day.
You will not be afraid of diseases that come in the dark
    or sickness that strikes at noon.
At your side 1,000 people may die,
    or even 10,000 right beside you.
    But you will not be hurt.
You will only watch what happens.
    You will see the wicked punished.

The Lord is your protection.
    You have made God Most High your place of safety.
10 Nothing bad will happen to you.
    No disaster will come to your home.
11 He has put his angels in charge of you.
    They will watch over you wherever you go.
12 They will catch you with their hands.
    And you will not hit your foot on a rock.
13 You will walk on lions and cobras.
    You will step on strong lions and snakes.

14 The Lord says, “If someone loves me, I will save him.
    I will protect those who know me.
15 They will call to me, and I will answer them.
    I will be with them in trouble.
    I will rescue them and honor them.
16 I will give them a long, full life.
    They will see how I can save.”

Psalm 91

Whoever dwells in the shelter(A) of the Most High
    will rest in the shadow(B) of the Almighty.[a]
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge(C) and my fortress,(D)
    my God, in whom I trust.”

Surely he will save you
    from the fowler’s snare(E)
    and from the deadly pestilence.(F)
He will cover you with his feathers,
    and under his wings you will find refuge;(G)
    his faithfulness will be your shield(H) and rampart.
You will not fear(I) the terror of night,
    nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
    nor the plague that destroys at midday.
A thousand may fall at your side,
    ten thousand at your right hand,
    but it will not come near you.
You will only observe with your eyes
    and see the punishment of the wicked.(J)

If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
    and you make the Most High your dwelling,
10 no harm(K) will overtake you,
    no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels(L) concerning you
    to guard you in all your ways;(M)
12 they will lift you up in their hands,
    so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.(N)
13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
    you will trample the great lion and the serpent.(O)

14 “Because he[b] loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
    I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call on me, and I will answer him;
    I will be with him in trouble,
    I will deliver him and honor him.(P)
16 With long life(Q) I will satisfy him
    and show him my salvation.(R)

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 91:1 Hebrew Shaddai
  2. Psalm 91:14 That is, probably the king

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