1He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High, Who abides under the shadow of the Almighty,
2He is saying of יהוה, “My refuge and my stronghold, My Elohim, in whom I trust!”
3For He delivers you from the snare of a trapper, From the destructive pestilence.
4He covers you with His feathers, And under His wings you take refuge; His truth is a shield and armour.
5You are not afraid of the dread by night, Of the arrow that flies by day,
6Of the pestilence that walks in darkness, Of destruction that ravages at midday.
7A thousand fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it does not come near you.
8Only with your eyes you look on, And see the reward of the wrong ones.
9Because you have made יהוה – My refuge, the Most High – your dwelling place,
10No evil befalls you, And a plague does not come near your tent;
11For He commands His messengers concerning you, To guard you in all your ways.
12They bear you up in their hands, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.
13You tread upon lion and cobra, Young lion and serpent you trample under foot.
14“Because he cleaves to Me in love, Therefore I deliver him; I set him on high, Because he has known My Name.
15“When he calls on Me, I answer him; I am with him in distress; I deliver him and esteem him.
16“With long life I satisfy him, And show him My deliverance.”
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