1Living in the Most High’s shelter,
camping in the Almighty’s#Heb Shaddai shade,
2I say to the Lord, "You are my refuge, my stronghold!
You are my God—the one I trust!"
3God will save you from the hunter’s trap
and from deadly sickness.
4God will protect you with his pinions;
you’ll find refuge under his wings.
His faithfulness is a protective shield.
5Don’t be afraid of terrors at night,
arrows that fly in daylight,
6or sickness that prowls in the dark,
destruction that ravages at noontime.
7Even if one thousand people fall dead next to you,
ten thousand right beside you—
it won’t happen to you.
8Just look with your eyes,
and you will see the wicked punished.
9Because you’ve made the Lord my refuge,
the Most High, your place of residence—
10no evil will happen to you;
no disease will come close to your tent.
11Because he will order his messengers to help you,
to protect you wherever you go.
12They will carry you with their own hands
so you don’t bruise your foot on a stone.
13You’ll march on top of lions and vipers;
you’ll trample young lions and serpents underfoot.
14God says,#Heb lacks God says. "Because you are devoted to me,
I’ll rescue you.
I’ll protect you because you know my name.
15Whenever you cry out to me, I’ll answer.
I’ll be with you in troubling times.
I’ll save you and glorify you.
16I’ll fill you full with old age.
I’ll show you my salvation."
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