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The Soldier's Psalm

The Soldier's Psalm

Psalm 91 [King James version (KJV) Bible (1611)]

  1. He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
  2. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
  3. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
  4. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
  5. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
  6. Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
  7. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
  8. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
  9. Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
  10. There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
  11. For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
  12. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
  13. Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under 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.
  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.
  16. With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

The Soldier's Psalm

Psalm 91 [New Living Translation (NLT) Bible (1996)]

  1. Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
  2. This I declare of the LORD: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I am trusting him.
  3. For he will rescue you from every trap and protect you from the fatal plague.
  4. He will shield you with his wings. He will shelter you with his feathers. His faithful promises are your armor and protection.
  5. Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor fear the dangers of the day,
  6. nor dread the plague that stalks in darkness, nor the disaster that strikes at midday.
  7. Though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you, these evils will not touch you.
  8. But you will see it with your eyes; you will see how the wicked are punished.
  9. If you make the LORD your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter,
  10. no evil will conquer you; no plague will come near your dwelling.
  11. For he orders his angels to protect you wherever you go.
  12. They will hold you with their hands to keep you from striking your foot on a stone.
  13. You will trample down lions and poisonous snakes; you will crush fierce lions and serpents under your feet!
  14. The LORD says, "I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name.
  15. When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue them and honor them.
  16. I will satisfy them with a long life and give them my salvation.