Psalms - Chapter 91




The King James Version Basic English Version (BBE)

1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

1 Happy is he whose resting-place is in the secret of the Lord, and under the shade of the wings of the Most High;

2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

2 Who says of the Lord, He is my safe place and my tower of strength: he is my God, in whom is my hope.

3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.

3 He will take you out of the bird-net, and keep you safe from wasting disease.

4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

4 You will be covered by his feathers; under his wings you will be safe: his good faith will be your salvation.

5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

5 You will have no fear of the evil things of the night, or of the arrow in flight by day,

6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

6 Or of the disease which takes men in the dark, or of the destruction which makes waste when the sun is high.

7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

7 You will see a thousand falling by your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it will not come near you.

8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.

8 Only with your eyes will you see the reward of the evil-doers.

9 Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;

9 Because you have said, I am in the hands of the Lord, the Most High is my safe resting-place;

10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

10 No evil will come on you, and no disease will come near your tent.

11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

11 For he will give you into the care of his angels to keep you wherever you go.

12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.

12 In their hands they will keep you up, so that your foot may not be crushed against a stone.

13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.

13 You will put your foot on the lion and the snake; the young lion and the great snake will be crushed under your feet.

14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.

14 Because he has given me his love, I will take him out of danger: I will put him in a place of honour, because he has kept my name in his heart.

15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.

15 When his cry comes up to me, I will give him an answer: I will be with him in trouble; I will make him free from danger and give him honour.

16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

16 With long life will he be rewarded; and I will let him see my salvation.




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