Safety of Abiding in the Presence of God
1 He awho dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide bunder the shadow of the Almighty.
2 cI will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.”
3 Surely dHe shall deliver you from the snare of the 1fowler
And from the perilous pestilence.
4 eHe shall cover you with His feathers,
And under His wings you shall take refuge;
His truth shall be your shield and 2buckler.
5 fYou shall not be afraid of the terror by night,
Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
6 Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,
Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
And ten thousand at your right hand;
But it shall not come near you.
8 Only gwith your eyes shall you look,
And see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because you have made the Lord, who is hmy refuge,
Even the Most High, iyour dwelling place,
10 jNo evil shall befall you,
Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
11 kFor He shall give His angels charge over you,
To keep you in all your ways.
12 In their hands they shall 3bear you up,
lLest you 4dash your foot against a stone.
13 You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra,
The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.
14 “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him;
I will 5set him on high, because he has mknown My name.
15 He shall ncall upon Me, and I will answer him;
I will be owith him in trouble;
I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With 6long life I will satisfy him,
And show him My salvation.”
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