GOD IS MY REFUGE
A Davidic Psalm
1The one who lives in the shelter of the Most High,
who rests in the shadow of the Almighty,
2will say to the LORD,
“You are my refuge, my fortress,
and my God in whom I trust!”
3He will surely deliver you from the hunter’s snare
and from the destructive plague.
4With his feathers he will cover you,
under his wings you will find safety.
His truth is your shield and armor.
5You need not fear terror that stalks in the night,
the arrow that flies in the day,
6plague that strikes in the darkness,
or calamity that destroys at noon.
7If a thousand fall at your side
or ten thousand at your right hand,
it will not overcome you.
8Only observe it with your eyes,
and you will see how the wicked are paid back.
9“LORD, you are my refuge!”
Because you chose the Most High as your dwelling place,
10no evil will fall upon you,
and no affliction will approach your tent,
11for he will command his angels
to protect you in all your ways.
12With their hands they will lift you up
so you will not trip over a stone.
13You will stomp on lions and snakes;
you will trample young lions and serpents.
The LORD Speaks
14Because he has focused his love on me,
I will deliver him.
I will protect him
because he knows my name.
15When he calls out to me,
I will answer him.
I will be with him in hise distress.
I will deliver him,
and I will honor him.
16I will satisfy him with long life;
I will show him my deliverance.
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