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   The Book of Psalms.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
Book IV
Security of Him Who Trust in Justice
[1]  HE that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High
Shall 1 abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
[2]  I will say of Jehovah, He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in whom I trust.
[3]  For he will deliver thee from the snare of the fowler,
And from the deadly pestilence.
[4]  He will cover thee with his pinions,
And under his wings shalt thou take refuge:
His truth is a shield and a buckler.
[5]  Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night,
Nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
[6]  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]  For 2 thou, O Jehovah, art my refuge!
Thou hast made the Most High thy habitation;
[10]  There shall no evil befall thee,
Neither shall any plague come nigh thy tent.
[11]  For he will 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 serpent shalt thou trample under foot.
[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 honor him.
[16]  With long life will I satisfy him,
And show him my salvation.
Note 1. Or, That abideth … Almighty; Even I &c. [back]
Note 2. Or, Because thou hast said, Jehovah is my refuge. [back]


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