Psalms – Chapter 91

The Bible – Old Testament

Psalms

Index

Int. 1. 2. 3.90. 91. 92.149. 150.

Psalms

Chapter 91

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1 2 You who dwell in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty,

2

Say to the LORD, “My refuge and fortress, my God in whom I trust.”

3

God will rescue you from the fowler’s snare, from the destroying plague,

4

Will shelter you with pinions, spread wings that you may take refuge; God’s faithfulness is a protecting shield.

5

You shall not fear the terror of the night nor the arrow that flies by day,

6

Nor the pestilence that roams in darkness, nor the plague that ravages at noon.

7

Though a thousand fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, near you it shall not come.

8

You need simply watch; the punishment of the wicked you will see.

9

You have the LORD for your refuge; you have made the Most High your stronghold.

10

No evil shall befall you, no affliction come near your tent.

11

3 For God commands the angels to guard you in all your ways.

12

With their hands they shall support you, lest you strike your foot against a stone.

13

You shall tread upon the asp and the viper, trample the lion and the dragon.

14

Whoever clings to me I will deliver; whoever knows my name I will set on high.

15

All who call upon me I will answer; I will be with them in distress; I will deliver them and give them honor.

16

With length of days I will satisfy them and show them my saving power.

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1 [Psalm 91] A prayer of someone who has taken refuge in the security of the temple ( Psalm 91:1-2). The psalmist is confident that God’s presence will protect the people in every dangerous situation ( Psalm 91:3-13). The final verses are an oracle of salvation promising salvation to those who trust in God ( Psalm 91:14-16).

2 [1] The shelter of the Most High: basically “hiding place” but in the psalms a designation for the protected temple precincts. Cf  Psalm 27:5;  31:21;  61:5. The shadow of the Almighty: literally, “the shadow of the wings of the Almighty.” Cf  Psalm 17:8;  36:8;  57:2;  63:8.  Psalm 91:4 makes clear that the shadow is an image of the safety afforded by the outstretched wings of the cherubim in the holy of holies.

3 [11-12] The words are cited in  Luke 4:10-11;  Matthew 4:6, as Satan tempts Jesus in the desert.

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Index

Int. 1. 2. 3.90. 91. 92.149. 150.

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