Safety of Abiding in the Presence of God
1He #Ps. 27:5; 31:20; 32:7who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide #Ps. 17:8; Is. 25:4; 32:2under the shadow of the Almighty.
2#Ps. 142:5I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.”
3Surely #Ps. 124:7; Prov. 6:5He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler
And from the perilous pestilence.
4#Ps. 17:8He shall cover you with His feathers,
And under His wings you shall take refuge;
His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
5#(Job 5:19; Ps. 112:7; Is. 43:2)You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,
Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
6Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,
Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.
7A thousand may fall at your side,
And ten thousand at your right hand;
But it shall not come near you.
8Only #Ps. 37:34; Mal. 1:5with your eyes shall you look,
And see the reward of the wicked.
9Because you have made the Lord, who is #Ps. 91:2my refuge,
Even the Most High, #Ps. 90:1your dwelling place,
10#(Prov. 12:21)No evil shall befall you,
Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
11#Ps. 34:7; Matt. 4:6; Luke 4:10; (Heb. 1:14)For He shall give His angels charge over you,
To keep you in all your ways.
12In their hands they shall bear you up,
#Matt. 4:6; Luke 4:11Lest you dash your foot against a stone.
13You 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 set him on high, because he has #(Ps. 9:10)known My name.
15He shall #Job 12:4; Ps. 50:15call upon Me, and I will answer him;
I will be #Is. 43:2with him in trouble;
I will deliver him and honor him.
16With long life I will satisfy him,
And show him My salvation.”