Psalm 91 serves as a strong affirmation of God's protection and faithfulness to those who put their trust in Him. Opening with vivid imagery of a refuge and fortress, the psalm encapsulates the idea of divine sanctuary. It speaks to how those who take shelter in the Almighty can find respite from dangers, whether they are literal traps and diseases or metaphorical perils like fear and adversity. Various forms of deliverance are elaborated upon, including angelic guardianship. Interestingly, the psalm shifts to a divine perspective in its latter part, where God Himself promises deliverance and honor to those who love and know Him. Closing on a note of assurance, Psalm 91 addresses the reader directly, guaranteeing long life and salvation to those who call upon God. Through a blend of poetic descriptions and resounding affirmations, this psalm offers a comforting message of divine safety and unshakeable faith.

Psalm 91

1  He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

2  I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

3  Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.

4  He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

5  Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

6  Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

7  A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

8  Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.

9  Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;

10  There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

11  For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

12  They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.

13  Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.

14  Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.

15  He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.

16  With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

End of Psalm 91

1 Year Plan:  Aug 8 - Job 32, Job 33, Ps 91 [next day]

Got a Question or Comment?

Let's Talk!
<< Back
Psalms Menu
Next >>