1Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.2I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.’3Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.4He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.5You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day,6nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.7A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.8You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.9If you say, ‘The Lord is my refuge,’ and you make the Most High your dwelling,10no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent.11For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;12they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.13You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent.14‘Because he loves me,’ says the Lord, ‘I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.15He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honour him.16With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.’
King James Version
1He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.2I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.3Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.4He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.5Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;6Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.7A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.8Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.9Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;10There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.11For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.12They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.13Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.14Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.15He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.16With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.
New International Reader’s Version
1Whoever rests in the shadow of the Most High God will be kept safe by the Mighty One.2I will say about the LORD, ‘He is my place of safety. He is like a fort to me. He is my God. I trust in him.’3He will certainly save you from hidden traps and from deadly disease.4He will cover you with his wings. Under the feathers of his wings you will find safety. He is faithful. He will keep you safe like a shield or a tower.5You won’t have to be afraid of the terrors that come during the night. You won’t have to fear the arrows that come at you during the day.6You won’t have to be afraid of the disease that attacks in the darkness. You won’t have to fear the plague that destroys at noon.7A thousand may fall dead at your side. Ten thousand may fall near your right hand. But no harm will come to you.8You will see with your own eyes how God punishes sinful people.9Suppose you say, ‘The LORD is the one who keeps me safe.’ Suppose you let the Most High God be like a home to you.10Then no harm will come to you. No terrible plague will come near your tent.11The LORD will command his angels to take good care of you.12They will lift you up in their hands. Then you won’t trip over a stone.13You will walk on lions and cobras. You will crush mighty lions and poisonous snakes.14The LORD says, ‘I will save the one who loves me. I will keep him safe, because he trusts in me.15He will call out to me, and I will answer him. I will be with him in times of trouble. I will save him and honour him.16I will give him a long and full life. I will save him.’