Main point summary
Abide trustingly in God's presence: He will protect you from everything the world's ills can throw at you. He will lead you to your salvation: where lies a surer refuge?
He who dwells in a the shelter of the Most High
will abide in b the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say 1 to the Lord ,
“My c refuge and
my d fortress,
my God, in whom I e trust.”
For he will deliver you
from f the snare of the fowler
and from the deadly pestilence.
He will g cover you with his pinions,
and under his h wings you will i find refuge;
his j faithfulness is k a shield and buckler.
l You will not fear m the terror of the night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness,
nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.
A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
You will only look with your eyes and n see the recompense of the wicked.
Because you have made the Lord your o dwelling place—
the Most High, who is my c refuge 1 —
p no evil shall be allowed to befall you,
q no plague come near your tent.
r For he will command his s angels concerning you
to t guard you in all your ways.
On their hands they will bear you up,
lest you u strike your foot against a stone.
You will tread on v the lion and the w adder;
the young lion and x the serpent you will y trample underfoot.
“Because he z holds fast to me in love,
I will deliver him;
I will protect him, because he a knows my name.
When he b calls to me,
I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will rescue him and c honor him.
With d long life I will satisfy him
and e show him my salvation.”