1. Whoever goes to the Lord for safety,
whoever remains under the protection of the Almighty,
2. Can say to Him, "You
are my defender and protector, You are my God; in You I trust."
3. He will keep you safe from all hidden dangers
and from all deadly diseases.
4. He will cover you with His wings; you will be safe in His care; His faithfulness
will protect and defend you.
5. You need not fear any dangers at night or sudden attacks during the day.
6. Or the plagues that strike in the dark or the evils that kill in daylight.
7. A thousand may fall dead beside you, ten thousand all around you, but you will
not be harmed.
8. You will look and see how the wicked are punished.
9. You have made the Lord your defender, the Most high your protector.
10. And so no disaster will strike you, no violence will come near your home.
11. God will put His angels in charge of you to protect you wherever you go.
12. They will hold you up with their hands to keep you from hurting your feet on
13. You will trample down lions and snakes, fierce lions and poisonous snakes.
14. God says, I will save those who love me and I will protect those who acknowledge
me as Lord.
15. When they call to me, I will answer them; when they are in trouble, I will
be with them, I will rescue them and honor them.
16. I will reward them with long life; and I will save them.