New International Reader's Version

Psalm 91:1-16

Psalm 91

1Whoever rests in the shadow of the Most High God

will be kept safe by the Mighty One.

2I will say about the Lord,

“He is my place of safety.

He is like a fort to me.

He is my God. I trust in him.”

3He will certainly save you from hidden traps

and from deadly sickness.

4He will cover you with his wings.

Under the feathers of his wings you will find safety.

He is faithful. He will keep you safe like a shield or a tower.

5You won’t have to be afraid of the terrors that come during the night.

You won’t have to fear the arrows that come at you during the day.

6You won’t have to be afraid of the sickness that attacks in the darkness.

You won’t have to fear the plague that destroys at noon.

7A thousand may fall dead at your side.

Ten thousand may fall near your right hand.

But no harm will come to you.

8You will see with your own eyes

how God punishes sinful people.

9Suppose you say, “The Lord is the one who keeps me safe.”

Suppose you let the Most High God be like a home to you.

10Then no harm will come to you.

No terrible plague will come near your tent.

11The Lord will command his angels

to take good care of you.

12They will lift you up in their hands.

Then you won’t trip over a stone.

13You will walk on lions and cobras.

You will crush mighty lions and poisonous snakes.

14The Lord says, “I will save the one who loves me.

I will keep him safe, because he trusts in me.

15He will call out to me, and I will answer him.

I will be with him in times of trouble.

I will save him and honor him.

16I will give him a long and full life.

I will save him.”

New International Version

Psalms 91:1-16

Psalm 91

1Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High

will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.91:1 Hebrew Shaddai

2I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,

my God, in whom I trust.”

3Surely he will save you

from the fowler’s snare

and from the deadly pestilence.

4He will cover you with his feathers,

and under his wings you will find refuge;

his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

5You will not fear the terror of night,

nor the arrow that flies by day,

6nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,

nor the plague that destroys at midday.

7A thousand may fall at your side,

ten thousand at your right hand,

but it will not come near you.

8You will only observe with your eyes

and see the punishment of the wicked.

9If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”

and you make the Most High your dwelling,

10no harm will overtake you,

no disaster will come near your tent.

11For he will command 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 great lion and the serpent.

14“Because he91:14 That is, probably the king loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;

I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.

15He will call on me, and I will answer him;

I will be with him in trouble,

I will deliver him and honor him.

16With long life I will satisfy him

and show him my salvation.”