Psalm 91
Contemporary English Version

The Lord Is My Fortress

1Live under the protection

of God Most High

and stay in the shadow

of God All-Powerful.

2Then you will say to the Lord,

“You are my fortress,

my place of safety;

you are my God,

and I trust you.”

3The Lord will keep you safe

from secret traps

and deadly diseases.

4He will spread his wings

over you

and keep you secure.

His faithfulness is like

a shield or a city wall.+

5You won't need to worry

about dangers at night

or arrows during the day.

6And you won't fear diseases

that strike in the dark

or sudden disaster at noon.

7You will not be harmed,

though thousands fall

all around you.

8And with your own eyes

you will see the punishment

of the wicked.

9The Lord Most High

is your fortress.

Run to him for safety,

10and no terrible disasters

will strike you

or your home.

11 God will command his angels

to protect you

wherever you go.

12 They will carry you

in their arms,

and you won't hurt your feet

on the stones.

13 You will overpower

the strongest lions

and the most deadly snakes.

14The Lord says, “If you love me

and truly know who I am,

I will rescue you

and keep you safe.

15When you are in trouble,

call out to me.

I will answer and be there

to protect and honor you.

16You will live a long life

and see my saving power.”


91.4 city wall: One possible meaning for a difficult Hebrew word; it may possibly mean some kind of shield or weapon.

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