1The praise of a canticle for David.
He that dwelleth in the aid of the most High, shall abide under the protection of the God of Jacob. 2He shall say to the Lord: Thou art my protector, and my refuge: my God, in him will I trust. 3For he hath delivered me from the snare of the hunters: and from the sharp word. 4He will overshadow thee with his shoulders: and under his wings thou shalt trust. 5His truth shall compass thee with a shield: thou shalt not be afraid of the terror of the night. 6Of the arrow that flieth in the day, of the business that walketh about in the dark: of invasion, or of the noonday devil. 7A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand: but it shall not come nigh thee. 8But thou shalt consider with thy eyes: and shalt see the reward of the wicked. 9Because thou, O Lord, art my hope: thou hast made the most High thy refuge. 10There shall no evil come to thee: nor shall the scourge come near thy dwelling. 11For he hath given his angels charge over thee; to keep thee in all thy ways. 12In their hands they shall bear thee up: lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. 13Thou shalt walk upon the asp and the basilisk: and thou shalt trample under foot the lion and the dragon. 14Because he hoped in me I will deliver him: I will protect him because he hath known my name. 15He shall cry to me, and I will hear him: I am with him in tribulation, I will deliver him, and I will glorify him. 16I will fill him with length of days; and I will shew him my salvation.