Psalm 91

English Standard Version

1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. (Ps 32:7; Ps 121:5; Isa 25:4; Isa 32:2) 2 I will say[1] to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” (Ps 11:1; Ps 14:6; Ps 18:2; Ps 91:9) 3 For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. (Ps 124:7; Ps 140:5; Ps 141:9; Pr 6:5) 4 He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. (1Ki 8:7; Ps 17:8; Ps 35:2; Ps 36:5; Ps 57:1) 5 You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, (Job 5:19; Pr 3:23; So 3:8; Isa 43:1) 6 nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the destruction that wastes at noonday. 7 A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. 8 You will only look with your eyes and see the recompense of the wicked. (Ps 37:34) 9 Because you have made the Lord your dwelling place— the Most High, who is my refuge[2] (Ps 71:3; Ps 91:2) 10 no evil shall be allowed to befall you, no plague come near your tent. (Ps 38:11; Ps 91:5; Pr 12:21) 11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. (Ex 23:20; Ps 34:7; Mt 4:6; Lu 4:10) 12 On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone. (Ps 37:24; Pr 3:23) 13 You will tread on the lion and the adder; the young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot. (Ps 74:13; Da 6:23; Mr 16:18; Lu 10:19; Ac 28:5) 14 “Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name. (De 7:7; De 10:15; Ps 9:10) 15 When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. (1Sa 2:30; Job 12:4; Ps 50:15; Joh 12:26) 16 With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.” (De 6:2; 1Ki 3:14; Ps 21:4; Ps 50:23; Ps 118:14; Ps 118:21; Pr 3:2; Pr 3:16)