God’s Protection in Times of Crisis

1 [One who] lives in the secret place of the Most High will lodge in the shadow of Shaddai.
2 I will say to Yahweh, "[You are] my refuge and my fortress, my God [in whom] I trust."
3 For he will deliver you from [the] snare of [the] fowler, from [the] plague of destruction.
4 With his feathers he will cover you, and under his wings you can take refuge. His faithfulness [will be] a shield and a buckler.
5 You need not fear [the] terror of [the] night, [or the] arrow [that] flies by day,
6 [or the] plague [that] spreads in the darkness, [or the] destruction [that] devastates at noon.
7 A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right [hand], [but] it will not come near you.
8 You will only look with your eyes, and see [the] punishment of [the] wicked.
9 For you, O Yahweh, [are] my refuge. You have made the Most High your dwelling place.
10 No harm will befall you, and no plague will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you, to watch over you in all your ways.
12 In [their] hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on lion and viper; you will trample young lion and serpent.
14 Because he loves me, therefore I will deliver him; I will protect him because he knows my name.
15 He will call upon me and I will answer him; I [will be] with him in trouble; I will rescue and honor him.
16 [With] {long life} I will satisfy him, and show him my salvation.