Psalm 91

Psalm 91

Biblical Period

1O you who dwell in the shelter of the Most High
and abide in the protection of Shaddai—
2I say of the Lord, my refuge and stronghold,
my God in whom I trust,
3that He will save you from the fowler’s trap,
from the destructive plague.
4He will cover you with His pinions;
you will find refuge under His wings;
His fidelity is an encircling shield.
5You need not fear the terror by night,
or the arrow that flies by day,
6the plague that stalks in the darkness,
or the scourge that ravages at noon.
7A thousand may fall at your left side,
ten thousand at your right,
but it shall not reach you.
8You will see it with your eyes,
you will witness the punishment of the wicked.
9Because you took the Lord—my refuge,
the Most High—as your haven,
10no harm will befall you,
no disease touch your tent.
11For He will order His angels
to guard you wherever you go.
12They will carry you in their hands
lest you hurt your foot on a stone.
13You will tread on cubs and vipers;
you will trample lions and asps.
14“Because he is devoted to Me I will deliver him;
I will keep him safe, for he knows My name.
15When he calls on Me, I will answer him;
I will be with him in distress;
I will rescue him and make him honored;
16I will let him live to a ripe old age,
and show him My salvation.”


Reprinted from Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures by permission of the University of Nebraska Press. Copyright 1985 by the Jewish Publication Society, Philadelphia.

Published in: The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization, vol. 1.

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