The Protection of the Most High
1 The one who lives under the protection of the * Most High
dwells in the shadow of the * Almighty. g
2 I will say h to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.” i
3 He Himself will deliver you from the hunter’s net, j
from the destructive plague.
4 He will cover you with His feathers;
you will take refuge under His wings. k
His faithfulness will be a protective shield. l
5 You will not fear the terror of the night,
the arrow that flies by day, m
6 the plague that stalks in darkness,
or the pestilence that ravages at noon. n
7 Though a thousand fall at your side
and ten thousand at your right hand,
the pestilence will not reach you. o
8 You will only see it with your eyes
and witness the punishment of the wicked. p
9 Because you have made the Lord—my refuge, q
the Most High—your dwelling place, r
no plague will come near your tent. s
11 For He will give His angels orders concerning you,
to protect you in all your ways. t
12 They will support you with their hands
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. u
13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the young lion and the serpent. v
14 Because he is lovingly devoted to Me,
I will deliver him;
I will protect him because he knows My name. w
15 When he calls out to Me, I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble.
I will rescue him and give him honor. x
16 I will satisfy him with a long life y
and show him My salvation. z
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