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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

  • Geri
    At the sixth trumpet the antichrist - Satan will be thrown from heaven. He will trick people by behaving like Jesus Christ. People will believe him. He will FOOL many. Saying he comes to take them away. He will stand in the holy place, Jerusalem. He will carry them to destruction. Rapture is not Biblical Truth. Jesus comes at the 7th trumpet. We all become Spirit entities .. every on will now down and worship The King Of kings and Lord of lords. Jesus comes at the 7th trumpet.
  • Nkechi Obi
    Psalm 91 is my daily prayer, I feel like I m missing something any day I forget it. I feel Gods Almighty power and protection each time I say this prayer. I am who I am because of God. He never fails . I will forever worship him
  • Bud
    My ancestors came to the new world from Scotland, lived by the Word of God, and handed down their faith across nearly 4 centuries during war and peace through Psalm 91. Many were are U.S. Marines from 1775 to the present with faithful generations of citizen warriors who helped build and protect One Nation that Abides Under the Shadow of the Almighty... His Truth Marches On Forever.
  • George Douberley
    Lord make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred , let me give love. Where there is injury, let me forgive. Where there is doubt, let me give faith. Where there is despair, let me give hope. Where there is sadness, let me give joy. Where there is darkness, let me give light. Lord that I may not seek so much to be loved as to love. To be understood as to understand.
  • Carrie underwood
    hi merry Christmas its great to know we have plenteous redemption in our god... the Christ child... love and prayers usa carrie underwood
  • Mary Sanders
    Psalms 91 is God, word letting us know we are protected and covered under His Blood. Trust Him.
  • Emmanuel
    Psalm 91 is God's assurance of protection if we put our trust in him. I live this psalm every hour.
  • David Warino
    This is NO Rapture. Jesus is coming back, but not for the Rapture A latin word does not exist in KJV . It's called "The second coming", not the 2.5 coming of Christ.
  • Devona Chisholm
    Should not be taught there is no rapture as students of the Bible many things are stated but not out said which very means a word defined. I found that your statement there is no rapture offensive when clearly it means the same thing. Second coming Meaning remains the same.
  • Richard
    I recite this scripture every day by changing the singular into the plural so that it includes my wife. As a Christian, I believe it demonstrates that if we love the Lord as our father and constantly acknowledge him as such he will love us in return and no harm will befall us and no disaster will come into our tent.

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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