Psalm 91

My Refuge and My Fortress

1 He who dwells in a the shelter of the Most High
will abide in b the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say 1 to the Lord, "My c refuge and my d fortress,
my God, in whom I e trust."

3 For he will deliver you from f the snare of the fowler
and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will g cover you with his pinions,
and under his h wings you will i find refuge;
his j faithfulness is k a shield and buckler.
5 l You will not fear m the terror of the night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness,
nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.

7 A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
8 You will only look with your eyes
and n see the recompense of the wicked.

9 Because you have made the Lord your o dwelling place -
the Most High, who is my c refuge 2 -
10 p no evil shall be allowed to befall you,
q no plague come near your tent.

11 r For he will command his s angels concerning you
to t guard you in all your ways.
12 On their hands they will bear you up,
lest you u strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on v the lion and the w adder;
the young lion and x the serpent you will y trample underfoot.

14 "Because he z holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him;
I will protect him, because he a knows my name.
15 When he b calls to me, I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will rescue him and c honor him.
16 With d long life I will satisfy him
and e show him my salvation."

  1. Cross References
    Psalms 32:7
    You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with shouts of deliverance. Selah
  2. Cross References
    Psalms 121:5
    The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand.
    Isaiah 25:4
    For you have been a stronghold to the poor, a stronghold to the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat; for the breath of the ruthless is like a storm against a wall.
    Isaiah 32:2
    Each will be like a hiding place from the wind, a shelter from the storm, like streams of water in a dry place, like the shade of a great rock in a weary land.
  3. Cross References
    Psalms 91:9
    Because you have made the Lord your dwelling place - the Most High, who is my refuge -
    Psalms 14:6
    You would shame the plans of the poor, but the Lord is his refuge.
  4. Cross References
    Psalms 18:2
    The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
  5. Cross References
    Psalms 11:1
    In the Lord I take refuge; how can you say to my soul, "Flee like a bird to your mountain.
  6. Cross References
    Psalms 124:7
    We have escaped like a bird from the snare of the fowlers; the snare is broken, and we have escaped!
    Psalms 140:5
    The arrogant have hidden a trap for me, and with cords they have spread a net; beside the way they have set snares for me. Selah
    Psalms 141:9
    Keep me from the trap that they have laid for me and from the snares of evildoers!
    Proverbs 6:5
    Save yourself like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, like a bird from the hand of the fowler.
  7. Cross References
    1 Kings 8:7
    For the cherubim spread out their wings over the place of the ark, so that the cherubim overshadowed the ark and its poles.
  8. Cross References
    Psalms 17:8
    Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings.
  9. Cross References
    Psalms 57:1
    Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in you my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, till the storms of destruction pass by.
  10. Cross References
    Psalms 36:5
    Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds.
  11. Cross References
    Psalms 35:2
    Take hold of shield and buckler and rise for my help!
  12. Cross References
    Proverbs 3:23
    Then you will walk on your way securely, and your foot will not stumble.
    Isaiah 43:1
    But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: "Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.
    Job 5:19 - 23
    He will deliver you from six troubles; in seven no evil shall touch you.
  13. Cross References
    Song of Solomon 3:8
    All of them wearing swords and expert in war, each with his sword at his thigh, against terror by night.
  14. Cross References
    Psalms 37:34
    Wait for the Lord and keep his way, and he will exalt you to inherit the land; you will look on when the wicked are cut off.
  15. Cross References
    Psalms 71:3
    Be to me a rock of refuge, to which I may continually come; you have given the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress.
  16. Cross References
    Psalms 91:2
    I will say to the Lord, "My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.
  17. Cross References
    Psalms 91:5
    You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day.
    Proverbs 12:21
    No ill befalls the righteous, but the wicked are filled with trouble.
  18. Cross References
    Psalms 38:11
    My friends and companions stand aloof from my plague, and my nearest kin stand far off.
  19. Cross References
    Matthew 4:6
    And said to him, "If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written, "'He will command his angels concerning you,' and "'On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.'
    Luke 4:10 - 11
    For it is written, "'He will command his angels concerning you, to guard you.
  20. Cross References
    Psalms 34:7
    The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.
  21. Cross References
    Exodus 23:20
    Behold, I send an angel before you to guard you on the way and to bring you to the place that I have prepared.
  22. Cross References
    Proverbs 3:23
    Then you will walk on your way securely, and your foot will not stumble.
    Psalms 37:24
    Though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the Lord upholds his hand.
  23. Cross References
    Daniel 6:23
    Then the king was exceedingly glad, and commanded that Daniel be taken up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no kind of harm was found on him, because he had trusted in his God.
  24. Cross References
    Acts 28:5
    He, however, shook off the creature into the fire and suffered no harm.
  25. Cross References
    Psalms 74:13
    You divided the sea by your might; you broke the heads of the sea monsters on the waters.
  26. Cross References
    Luke 10:19
    Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you.
    Mark 16:18
    They will pick up serpents with their hands; and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover.
  27. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 7:7
    It was not because you were more in number than any other people that the Lord set his love on you and chose you, for you were the fewest of all peoples.
    Deuteronomy 10:15
    Yet the Lord set his heart in love on your fathers and chose their offspring after them, you above all peoples, as you are this day.
  28. Cross References
    Psalms 9:10
    And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.
  29. Cross References
    Job 12:4
    I am a laughingstock to my friends; I, who called to God and he answered me, a just and blameless man, am a laughingstock.
    Psalms 50:15
    And call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.
  30. Cross References
    1 Samuel 2:30
    Therefore the Lord, the God of Israel, declares: 'I promised that your house and the house of your father should go in and out before me forever,' but now the Lord declares: 'Far be it from me, for those who honor me I will honor, and those who despise me shall be lightly esteemed.
    John 12:26
    If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.
  31. Cross References
    Psalms 21:4
    He asked life of you; you gave it to him, length of days forever and ever.
    Deuteronomy 6:2
    That you may fear the Lord your God, you and your son and your son's son, by keeping all his statutes and his commandments, which I command you, all the days of your life, and that your days may be long.
    1 Kings 3:14
    And if you will walk in my ways, keeping my statutes and my commandments, as your father David walked, then I will lengthen your days.
    Proverbs 3:2
    For length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you.
    Proverbs 3:16
    Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor.
  32. Cross References
    Psalms 50:23
    The one who offers thanksgiving as his sacrifice glorifies me; to one who orders his way rightly I will show the salvation of God!
    Psalms 118:14
    The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.
    Psalms 118:21
    I thank you that you have answered me and have become my salvation.
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