Psalms, Chapter 91
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91:1 He that dwelleth in the a secret place of the most High
shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
(a) He who makes God his defence and trust will perceive
his protection to be a most sure safeguard.
91:2 b I will say of the LORD, [He is] my refuge and my
fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
(b) Being assured of this protection, he prays to the Lord.
91:3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the c snare of the
fowler, [and] from the noisome pestilence.
(c) That is, God's help is most ready for us, whether Satan
assails us secretly which he calls a snare, or openly
which is here meant by the pestilence.
91:4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings
shalt thou trust: his d truth [shall be thy] shield and
(d) That is, his faithful keeping of promises to help you in
91:5 e Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; [nor]
for the arrow [that] flieth by day;
(e) The care that God has over his is sufficient to defend
them from all dangers.
91:8 Only with thine f eyes shalt thou behold and see the
reward of the wicked.
(f) The godly will have some experience of God's judgements
against the wicked even in this life, but they will see
it fully at that day when all things will be revealed.
91:11 g For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep
thee in all thy ways.
(g) God has not appointed one angel to every man, but many
to be ministers of his providence to keep and defend
his in their calling, which is the way to walk in
without tempting God.
91:13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the h young
lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
(h) You will not only be preserved from all evil, but
overcome it whether it is secret or open.
91:14 i Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I
deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known
(i) To assure the faithful of God's protection, he brings
in God to confirm the same.
91:16 With k long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my
(k) For he is content with that life that God gives for by
death the shortness of this life is recompensed with
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