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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.

Commentary for Psalms 91

The safety of those who have God for their refuge. (1-8) Their favour with Him. (9-16)

1-8 He that by faith chooses God for his protector, shall find all in him that he needs or can desire. And those who have found the comfort of making the Lord their refuge, cannot but desire that others may do so. The spiritual life is protected by Divine grace from the temptations of Satan, which are as the snares of the fowler, and from the contagion of sin, which is a noisome pestilence. Great security is promised to believers in the midst of danger. Wisdom shall keep them from being afraid without cause, and faith shall keep them from being unduly afraid. Whatever is done, our heavenly Father's will is done; and we have no reason to fear. God's people shall see, not only God's promises fulfilled, but his threatenings. Then let sinners come unto the Lord upon his mercy-seat, through the Redeemer's name; and encourage others to trust in him also.

9-16 Whatever happens, nothing shall hurt the believer; though trouble and affliction befal, it shall come, not for his hurt, but for good, though for the present it be not joyous but grievous. Those who rightly know God, will set their love upon him. They by prayer constantly call upon him. His promise is, that he will in due time deliver the believer out of trouble, and in the mean time be with him in trouble. The Lord will manage all his worldly concerns, and preserve his life on earth, so long as it shall be good for him. For encouragement in this he looks unto Jesus. He shall live long enough; till he has done the work he was sent into this world for, and is ready for heaven. Who would wish to live a day longer than God has some work to do, either by him or upon him? A man may die young, yet be satisfied with living. But a wicked man is not satisfied even with long life. At length the believer's conflict ends; he has done for ever with trouble, sin, and temptation.

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.

Discussion for Psalms 91

  • Kim b on Psalms 91
    I will pray for you, I don't know what scripture you're reading but if you will look up scripture on depression and anxiety and read and read and read and pray and keep praying he WILL help you. What I just suggested to you is exactly what I did. We were in the midst of a trial and I am on medication but it wasn't helping, I was a hot mess. God Almighty delivered me from my depression and anxiety. I mean I'm still on my meds so I don't want to mislead you. But even though I was on my meds I still needed him and he is helping me so much! I keep your eyes and mind on Christ and I promise he will help you, but it takes hard work on your part too. You have to keep at it, don't give up God bless
  • Dovie Greer - in Reply on Psalms 91
    Greetings to you, I just want to let you know that I went from 13 pills to zero pills only because of the grace of God and his deliverance for me trusting in him and his powerful word that carry me through. Depression is a powerful word and deep experience with being always SAD, we all are blessed with the Bible, Basic Instruction... and that said there is a whole lot of positives in this world. So my advice to you seek your mind into the word and surround yourself with positive people and separate self from your idol mind and negative people. If God can be for you who can be against you. READ Romans Chapter 8. I was abuse by parent and family and through marriage, I'm now Free Indeed!
  • Mickey on Psalms 91
    Actually in Isaiah chapter 14:12-16, satan says I WILL 5 times!
    God is not destroying people's lives. One of satans other names is: DESTROYER.
    Pass it on. He is the accuser of the brethern. Revelation 12:10, Job 1:6,12 and Zechariah 3:1

    Part of our problem is that we do not trust God. We think he does all the painful things. Like why is he allowing satan to get near us? That's that voice of the ACCUSER. Another name of satan... or, why doesn't Jesus just heal everybody?
    Something I do is read all the red scriptures in my Bible. I wanna imprint what Jesus does, what he says. Something really happens to your perception. He doesn't argue, debate or nitpick.
  • Cindy - in Reply on Psalms 91
    Thank you Mickey!
  • Alisa Williford on Psalms 91
    Thank God for His Word, Promises, and Divine Protection He offers to us! Dear Lord, help us to continue to hold on to your unchanging hand as we draw closer to Your return and experience the prophecies of the End Times. Please help us to draw nearer to thee.
  • Sue on Psalms 91
    What does
    Revelations 13:5 say
  • Robert McIntyre on Psalms 91
    I believe if we would do as 2 chronicles chapter 7, verse 14 say do God will stop this coronavirus
    and heal our land.
  • Esau on Psalms 91
    Jade; god never made valentine day its man-made 1jon4;8 nothing to do with valentine
  • CLARENCE on Psalms 91
    It would pay all of us greatly if we'd meditate psalm 91 until the Holy Spirit revealed to our hearts the true LIFE that's contained within it.
  • EInfinity on Psalms 91
    Hello Everyone,
    I just have a question about the Standard KJV being used here. I learned and memorized passage from the old KJV version (not the 1611 version), where it states in John 3:27 "A man receiveth nothing except it be given from on High." Now I am not quoting letter for letter of course, but noticed of all KJVs I am reading online at the moment, that verse is replaced with modern English text "A man receive nothing except it's given from heaven". I miss the 'receiveth' and 'on High' most especially in that verse. I am beginning to doubt, maybe I imagined the old text.
    Any of you read same as me, or was it my imagination? Feels weird.


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In the New Testament, which figure quoted several Psalm 91 verses, beginning with 'For he shall give his angels charge over thee'?
  • Jesus
  • Mary
  • Peter
  • Satan
  • Paul