Psalm 91: complete, commentary


CommentIn Psalm 91 the author admits that he finds his peace in the Lord who gives him strength in adversity, he trusts in the Lord whom he considers his refuge and his fortress. The message that this canticle wants to convey is therefore that of a positive future for those who believe in God.

Psalm 91 complete

[1] You who live in the shelter of the Most High and dwell in the shadow of the Almighty,

[2] say to the Lord: "My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust."

[3] He will free you from the hunter's snare, from the plague that destroys.

[4] He will cover you with his feathers under his wings you will find refuge.

[5] His loyalty will be your shield and armor; you will not fear the terrors of the night nor the arrow that flies by day,

[6] the plague that wanders in darkness, the extermination that devastates at noon.

[7] A thousand will fall by your side and ten thousand by your right; but nothing will hit you.

[8] Except that you look, with your own eyes you will see the punishment of the wicked.

[9] Since your refuge is the Lord and you have made your home the Most High,

[10] misfortune cannot strike you, no blow will fall on your tent.

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[11] He will order his angels to guard you in all your steps.

[12] On their hands they will bring you so that you do not stumble your foot on the stone.

[13] You will walk on aspids and vipers, you will crush lions and dragons.

[14] I will save him, because he trusted me; I will exalt him, because he knew my name.

[15] He will call on me and answer him; with him I will be in misfortune, I will save him and make him glorious.

[16] I will fill him with long days and show him my salvation.

Psalm 91 • Promises from God (September 2021)

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