GOD, because I dwell in the Secret Place of the Most High,
I DO Abide under the Shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of You My Lord, “You Are my Refuge and my Fortress;
You Are My God, in You do I trust.”
3 Surely You will Deliver Me from the snare of the fowler[a]
And from the perilous pestilence. 4. You will Cover Me with Your Feathers,
And under Your Wings I Do take Refuge;
Your Truth IS My Shield and Buckler. 5. I will 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 will I look, And see the Reward of the wicked.
9 Because I have made You Lord, who are My Refuge, Even the Most High, My Dwelling Place,
10 No evil shall befall Me, Nor shall any plague come near My Dwelling;
11 For You O God give Your 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 DO Tread upon the lion and the cobra,
The young lion and the serpent I WILL trample underfoot.
14 “Because I HAVE set My Love upon You My God, therefore You will deliver Me;
You will Set Me on High, because I have Known Your name God. 15. I Will call upon You God, and You will Answer Me; You Will be with Me in trouble; You will Deliver Me and Honor Me.
16 With long life You will Satisfy Me, And Show Me Your Salvation.”