The Lord Is My Fortress
1Live under the protection
of God Most High
and stay in the shadow
of God All-Powerful.
2Then you will say to the Lord,
“You are my fortress,
my place of safety;
you are my God,
and I trust you.”
3The Lord will keep you safe
from secret traps
and deadly diseases.
4He will spread his wings
over you
and keep you secure.
His faithfulness is like
a shield or a city wall.#91.4 city wall: One possible meaning for a difficult Hebrew word; it may possibly mean some kind of shield or weapon.
5You won't need to worry
about dangers at night
or arrows during the day.
6And you won't fear diseases
that strike in the dark
or sudden disaster at noon.
7You will not be harmed,
though thousands fall
all around you.
8And with your own eyes
you will see the punishment
of the wicked.
9The Lord Most High
is your fortress.
Run to him for safety,
10and no terrible disasters
will strike you
or your home.
11 # Mt 4.6Lk 4.1011 God will command his angels
to protect you
wherever you go.
12 # Mt 4.6Lk 4.10 They will carry you
in their arms,
and you won't hurt your feet
on the stones.
13 # Lk 10.19 You will overpower
the strongest lions
and the most deadly snakes.
14The Lord says, “If you love me
and truly know who I am,
I will rescue you
and keep you safe.
15When you are in trouble,
call out to me.
I will answer and be there
to protect and honor you.
16You will live a long life
and see my saving power.”
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