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Psalm 91

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The state of the godly.

91:1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

91:2 I will say of Yahweh, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
my God, in whom I trust.”

Their safety.

91:3 For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler,
and from the deadly pestilence.

91:4 He will cover you with his feathers.
Under his wings you will take refuge.
His faithfulness is your shield and rampart.

91:5 You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,
nor of the arrow that flies by day;

91:6 nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,
nor of the destruction that wastes at noonday.

91:7 A thousand may fall at your side,
and ten thousand at your right hand;
but it will not come near you.

91:8 You will only look with your eyes,
and see the recompense of the wicked.

Their habitation.

91:9 Because you have made Yahweh your refuge,
and the Most High your dwelling place,

91:10 no evil shall happen to you,
neither shall any plague come near your dwelling.

Their servants.

91:11 For he will put his angels in charge of you,
to guard you in all your ways.

91:12 They will bear you up in their hands,
so that you won’t dash your foot against a stone.

91:13 You will tread on the lion and cobra.
You will trample the young lion and the serpent underfoot.

Their friend; with the effects of them all.

91:14 “Because he has set his love on me, therefore I will deliver him.
I will set him on high, because he has known my name.

91:15 He will call on me, and I will answer him.
I will be with him in trouble.
I will deliver him, and honor him.

91:16 I will satisfy him with long life,
and show him my salvation.”

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