Psalms 91:13

13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent.

Psalms 91:13 in Other Translations

KJV
13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
ESV
13 You will tread on the lion and the adder; the young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot.
NLT
13 You will trample upon lions and cobras; you will crush fierce lions and serpents under your feet!
MSG
13 You'll walk unharmed among lions and snakes, and kick young lions and serpents from the path.
CSB
13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the young lion and the serpent.

Psalms 91:13 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 91:13

Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder
Or be unhurt by such savage and poisonous creatures; as the Israelites, when they travelled through the wilderness, in which were serpents and scorpions; and many of the servants of God have been delivered from them, or have slain them, as Samson, David, and Daniel; and so Christ was among the wild beasts in the wilderness, and yet not touched or hurt by them; and his disciples had power given them by him to tread on serpents and scorpions, and to take up serpents, without receiving any damage from them; and when a viper fastened on the hand of the Apostle Paul, he shook it off, without being hurt by it; see ( Mark 1:13 ) ( 16:18 ) ( Luke 10:19 ) ( Acts 28:5 ) , it may be understood figuratively of Satan, who, for his voraciousness and cruelty, is compared to a lion; and, for his craft and subtlety, to a serpent, ( 1 Peter 5:8 ) ( Revelation 12:9 ) ,

the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample underfoot;
which also may be understood of the great dragon, the old serpent, called the devil and Satan; whom Christ trampled under his feet when he hung on the cross, and spoiled him and his principalities and powers; and who, in a short time, will be bruised under the feet of his people, as he has been already by the seed of the woman, ( Genesis 3:15 ) ( Romans 16:20 ) .

Psalms 91:13 In-Context

11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;
12 they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
14 “Because he loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Daniel 6:22; Luke 10:19