1You can go to God Most High to hide.
You can go to God All-Powerful for protection.
2I say to the Lord, “You are my place of safety, my fortress.
My God, I trust in you.”
3God will save you from hidden dangers
and from deadly diseases.
4You can go to him for protection.
He will cover you like a bird spreading its wings over its babies.
You can trust him to surround and protect you like a shield.
5You will have nothing to fear at night
and no need to be afraid of enemy arrows during the day.
6You will have no fear of diseases that come in the dark
or terrible suffering that comes at noon.
7A thousand people may fall dead at your side
or ten thousand right beside you,
but nothing bad will happen to you!
8All you will have to do is watch,
and you will see that the wicked are punished.
9You trust in the Lord for protection.
You have made God Most High your place of safety.
10So nothing bad will happen to you.
No diseases will come near your home.
11He will command his angels to protect you wherever you go.
12Their hands will catch you
so that you will not hit your foot on a rock.
13You will have power to trample on lions
and poisonous snakes.
14The Lord says, “If someone trusts me, I will save them.
I will protect my followers who call to me for help.
15When my followers call to me, I will answer them.
I will be with them when they are in trouble.
I will rescue them and honor them.
16I will give my followers a long life
and show them my power to save.”