Old Testament

Psalm 91
Psalm 91
The Shadow of Your Wings
The General Principle
1One who lives in the shelter of the Most High
will stay in the shadow of the Almighty.
Application of the Principle to Oneself
2I will say to the Lord,
“My refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust.”
Application of the Principle to Others
3Surely he will rescue you from the fowler's trap,
from the destructive plague.
4With his feathers he will cover you,
and under his wings you will find refuge.
His truth will be your shield and armor.
5You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
6nor the plague that prowls in the darkness,
nor the pestilence that destroys at noon.
7A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
8You will only observe it with your eyes.
You will see the punishment of the wicked.
Application to Oneself
9Yes, you Lord are my refuge!
Application to Others
If you make the Most High your shelter,
10evil will not overtake you.
Disaster will not come near your tent.
11Because he will give a command to 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 young lion and the serpent.
God's Promise of Delivery
14The Lord says,[]
Because he clings to me, I will rescue him.
I will protect him, because he acknowledges my name.
15He will call on me, and I will answer him.
I will be with him in distress.
I will deliver him and I will honor him.
16With long life I will satisfy him,
and I will let him see my salvation.


  • 91:14 The words the Lord says are added to make it clear who is speaking.