Safety of Abiding in the Presence of God (Psalm 91)

1 He who dwells 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 I will trust.”

3 Sure­ly He shall deliv­er me from the snare of the fowler and from the per­ilous pesti­lence.4 He shall cov­er me with His feath­ers, and under His wings I shall take refuge; His truth shall be my shield and buck­ler. 5 I shall not be afraid of the ter­ror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, 6 Nor of the pesti­lence that walks in dark­ness, nor of the destruc­tion that lays waste at noon­day. 7 A thou­sand may fall at my side, and ten thou­sand at my right hand; but it shall not come near me. 8 Only with my eyes shall I look, and see the reward of the wicked.

9 Because I have made the Lord who is my refuge, the Most High, my dwelling place, 10 No evil shall befall me, nor shall any plague come near my dwelling; 11 For He shall give His angels charge over me, to keep me in all my ways. 12 In their hands, they shall bear me up, lest I dash my foot against a stone. 13 I shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, the young lion and the ser­pent I shall tram­ple underfoot.

14 “Because he has set his love upon Me, there­fore I will deliv­er him [, says The Lord;] I will set him on high, because he has 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 hon­or him. 16 With long life I will sat­is­fy him, and show him My salvation.”

Psalm 91 — New King James Ver­sion (NKJV). Text mod­i­fied for a more per­son­al application.