Verse

Psalm 91:1

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. 
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, 
    my God, in whom I trust.” 
Surely he will save you 
    from the fowler’s snare 
    and from the deadly pestilence. 
He will cover you with his feathers, 
    and under his wings you will find refuge; 
    his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. 
You will not fear the terror of night, 
    nor the arrow that flies by day, 
nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, 
    nor the plague that destroys at midday. 
A thousand may fall at your side, 
    ten thousand at your right hand, 
    but it will not come near you. 
You will only observe with your eyes 
    and see the punishment of the wicked.
If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”    
and you make the Most High your dwelling,
 
no harm will overtake you, 
    no disaster will come near your tent. 
For he will command his angels concerning you 
    to guard you in all your ways; 
they will lift you up in their hands, 
    so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. 
You will tread on the lion and the cobra; 
    you will trample the great lion and the serpent. 
“Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; 
    I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. 
He will call on me, and I will answer him; 
    I will be with him in trouble, 
    I will deliver him and honor him. 
With long life I will satisfy him 
    and show him my salvation.” 
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, 
    my God, in whom I trust.” 
Surely he will save you 
    from the fowler’s snare 
    and from the deadly pestilence. 
He will cover you with his feathers, 
    and under his wings you will find refuge; 
    his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. 
You will not fear the terror of night, 
    nor the arrow that flies by day, 
nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, 
    nor the plague that destroys at midday. 
A thousand may fall at your side, 
    ten thousand at your right hand, 
    but it will not come near you. 
You will only observe with your eyes    
and see the punishment of the wicked.
 
If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
and you make the Most High your dwelling, 
no harm will overtake you, 
    no disaster will come near your tent. 
For he will command his angels concerning you 
    to guard you in all your ways; 
they will lift you up in their hands, 
    so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. 
You will tread on the lion and the cobra; 
    you will trample the great lion and the serpent. 
“Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; 
    I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. 
He will call on me, and I will answer him; 
    I will be with him in trouble, 
    I will deliver him and honor him. 
With long life I will satisfy him 
    and show him my salvation. 

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The Personal Promise of Psalm 91

Psalm 91 is a short poem of comfort written millennia ago, and it makes great boasts.

For generations, it has comforted a nation: in letters passed down to children, as a mantra for soldiers going off to war, and as a lullaby sung on many dark nights.

There’s no magic power in the words, but there’s might behind them. This Psalm was breathed out by the Spirit of God, pledging promises of protection to his children. They’re powerful words because their keeper is the Almighty. They’re strong words from a strong God.

The Psalm begins with,

“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
    will rest in the shadow of the Almighty” (Psalm 91:1 NIV).

Quite a privilege. Quite the promise. The only catch is, it’s personal. This poem belongs to someone; not everyone. This Psalm rehearses the precious promises of protection from the Most High God to those who belong to him. The next verse follows,

“I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust'” (Psalm 91:2 NIV).

Do you see the level of intimacy here? My refuge. My fortress. My God, in whom I trust.

Can you say with the Psalmist, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust?” Do you find yourself under the shadow of the Almighty?

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Psalm 91

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ESV

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”

CSB

The one who lives under the protection of the Most High
dwells in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say concerning the Lord, who is my refuge and my fortress,
my God in whom I trust:

NLT

Those who live in the shelter of the Most High
will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
This I declare about the Lord:
He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;
he is my God, and I trust him.

NIV

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”

KJV

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

NKJV

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.”

Article: 10 Min

Do You Have God’s Protection?

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Whoever
dwells 
in
the shelter 
 
of the Most
High will
 
rest in the shadow 
of the Almighty. 

PSALM 91:1 NIV

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Psalm 91

by Sons of Korah

Article: 7 Min

What If Evil Does Befall Me?

by Vaneetha Risner at Desiring God

Video: 11 Min
by Tim Keller at Gospel in Life

Verse
PSALM 17:6-9 NIV

I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer. Show me the wonders of your great love, you who save by your right hand those who take refuge in you from their foes. Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings from the wicked who are out to destroy me, from my mortal enemies who surround me. 

70’s | 80’s | 90’s

He Who Dwells 

by Scripture Memory Songs

Article: 5 Min

What Does the Bible Say About the Value of a Secret Place?

by Got Questions

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You are my
hiding place;
  
You protect
me from trouble.

PSALM 32:7 NLT

Folk | Country Gospel

In the Secret of His Presence

by Sandra McCracken

Contemporary

Psalm 91

by Lincoln Brewster

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Where Can I Find True Safety?

Charles Spurgeon, Treasury of David Commentary

Those who commune with God are safe with him, no evil can reach them, for theoutstretched wings of his power and love cover them from all harm. This protection is constantthey abide under it, and it is all sufficient, for it is the shadow of the Almighty, whose omnipotence will surely screen them from all attack. No shelter can be imagined at all comparable to the protection of Jehovah’s own shadow. The Almighty himself is where his shadow is, and hence those who dwell in his secret place are shielded by himself. What a shade in the day of noxious heat! What a refuge in the hour of deadly storm! Communion with God is safety. The more closely we cling to our Almighty Father the more confident may we be.  

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Verse
PSALM 31:19-21 CSB

How great is your goodness that you have stored up for those who fear you and accomplished in the sight of everyone for those who take refuge in you. You hide them in the protection of your presence; you conceal them in a shelter from human schemes, from quarrelsome tongues. Blessed be the Lord, for he has wondrously shown his faithful love to me in a city under siege. 

Hymns

My Dwelling Place

by Keith & Kristyn Getty

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Whoever confesses that
Jesus is the
Son of God, 

God abides in him, 
and he in God. 

1 JOHN 4:15 NKJV

Verse
1 John 4:15-18 ESV

Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. 

Chill & Relaxing

Psalm 91

by Jonathan Ogden

Quote

Few delights
can equal the
mere presence
of one whom
we trust utterly.
 

Message: 50 Min

God,

Where’s My Help?

by JD Greear

Article: 7 Min

Psalm 91 Means Two Things About Christian Suffering

by John Piper at Desiring God Ministries

Chapter

MATTHEW 4

Discover Psalm 91 quoted in the New Testament when Satan uses it wrongly to test Jesus.

Article: 7 Min

Four Things God Promises When He Says, “I Will Protect You”

by J.D. Greear at Summit Church

Quote

I am immortal
until God’s work
for me to do is done
.
The Lord reigns.

Article: 40 Min

“The Snare of the Fowler”: Sermon Transcript on Psalm 91:3

by Charles Spurgeon, 1857

Message: 41 Min

Expounding

on Psalm 91

by Tim Keller

Verse
ROMANS 8:28

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. 

Article: 7 Min

The Soldier’s Psalm

by Michael Nott at Military Christian Fellowship of Australia

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Under
his wings 

you will find refuge

Psalm 91:4 ESV

Contemporary

On Eagles’ Wings

Shane & Shane

Verse
PSALM 57:1-3 NIV

Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me, for in you I take refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed. I cry out to God Most High, to God, who vindicates me. He sends from heaven and saves me, rebuking those who hotly pursue me—God sends forth his love and his faithfulness. 

Chill & Relaxing

Underneath My Wings

Scripture Lullabies

Verse
PSALM 36:7 ESV

How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings. 

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