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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

  • Constance Hawthorne
    God i come to u ask u for peace and my life understand your words keep thing not right for me such me your way things I need life help me to get it done thank you God
  • Betty J.
    I watched The Sonlife Broadcast Network Sunday evening. Pastor Gabriel's message was taken from this text. It enveloped me as I watched him bring the sermon on Psalms 91. At the end of the sermon he encouraged everyone to read the entirety of this chapter in Psalms. His description of "shield and buckler" was spot on. He gave the full meaning to snare of the fowler and from the noisome pestilence.
  • Lauren
    @Tom I will pray for you.
    and @Patty that is a beautiful prayer!
  • Tom Siller
    Pray for me
  • PATTY. Grobmeier
    Dear. Lord. JESUS
    My mother, before she died in 2018, told me that whenever. I get afraid of my life to go to. Psalms 91 and read it and meditate in . that scripture! JESUS is talking n g to those who believe in his word! Every time. I get scared. I read it. She was AND is right. It comforts MY spirit . and soul. JESUS has brought me through good times and bad. In JESUS Name Amen
  • JParker
    Philippians 4:6-7 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7. And the peace of God which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Ephesians 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace.
  • Joshua Adetola
    LORD, I know that your covenant is ever faithful and ever sure with this Psalm. Please LORD according to the verse 15. Yes l thank you because you have been ever protective and faithful to me. Please HONOUR me and the saints in heaven and in this world...AMEN
  • Heather
    God is all Truth and all Mighty. He is Elyon which means Most High. I pray this over myself, my home, and loved ones. I remember God His Love for me and His promises to me. I completely Rest In Him and the finished work of Jesus Christ. Thank You God for your Son, Thank You Son of God for your Love.
  • Gloria K
    The love of God should always be in your
    Heart. He will always listen to a humble
    Heart. The joy of the Lord is your trust in
    Him. Keep praying and trusting in His promises.
  • Angela
    Psalms is really one of my favorite books. I have always trusted Psalms 91 to do just what God says it will do, protect, calm and keep me safe. I love the Lord and am honored that He chose me. I will live the rest of my life by honoring Him and seeking His face for guidance and answers in my daily walk.

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Bible Trivia

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

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