The Psalm Project: Psalm 91

by | Jan 14, 2022

Psalm 91

 

yo-seb be-seter el-yown

 

 

He will sit down in quiet.

And abide

In the hidden place,

The covert of the mountain

Of ELYON.

Turn aside,

Weary traveler,

Rest,

Find lodging

In the shadow and protection

Of SHADDAI,

The Most Powerful EL,

 

I will boast

Of YeHOWAH,

The One to Whom I flee,

He Exists,

My mountain castle,

My ELOHAI:

In His dwelling

Will I be surrounded,

Will I be

Securely fenced in.

 

Yes, He will snatch me away

Like plunder

From ruin and destruction.

He will deliver me

From those who plot and plan,

And from the net

Which they spread out

To entrap me.

By the Most Powerful EL,

I escape

From plague and death,

And from the deep chasm.

 

Beneath the covering

Of His Wings,

The interwoven pinion feathers,

He will shut you in.

Here, you will go aside,

You will take refuge.

 

As a barbed shield,

As a buckler crafted of scaly dragon hide

That guards with prickliness

And with piercing cold,

His Truth shall protect you!

 

You will not tremble

In fear.

You will not reverence

The night terror,

Layilah,

Who twists away

From the light.

And during the days,

In the time periods

Between the rising of the sun

Until the going down thereof,

The arrow that flies

Shall not pierce you.

 

In Araphel,

Cherub of darkness,

Pestilence walks about,

He lays waste

With destructive

Acts of violence.

The teeth of the destroyer

Appears at midday.

 

He shall fall,

The adversary.

His troops,

Eleven hundred in company,

Are cast down

At your side.

Thousands upon thousands

Die violently

To your right..

Yet naphal

Shall not approach

Near you.

 

Raq be-eneka tabbit—

Only with your eyes

Shall you consider,

Shall you perceive

The retribution

Against those who left the correct path,

The morally wrong,

The guilty and condemned.

 

Because you have set in place

YeHOWAH as your refuge—

YeHOWAH, Who is my support—

Because you have determined

ELYON as your dwelling place,

Therefore, you will not encounter

Misery.

Calamity shall not happen to you.

You will not be broken

By distress.

No spotted plague

Shall draw near

In the tabernacle

Of your home.

 

For He will give command

To His malakaw

His messengers—

To guard you

In all your journey.

In the palm of their hands,

They shall lift you up

And carry you away

To prevent your feet

From being smitten

By the builders.

 

Upon the lion

And the venomous serpent

You shall walk.

You will stamp upon

The young lion

And the sea monster.

 

Because he is attached

To Me,

Because he clings to Me

In love,

I will cause him to slip away,

To escape,

I will lift him up

And set him

In a high, inaccessible place,

Because he intimately knows

My Name and My Character.

 

He will cry out;

I will answer tunefully.

I, Anoki YeHOWAH,

Will be with him

In his tribulation.

I will gird him for battle;

I will burden him

With riches and honor.

 

With length of days

And abundance

Will he be satisfied,

And he will see with his eyes

My Yeshua.

 

Pamela Glasgow

The Psalm Project represents my desire for a deeper understanding of the Word of YAHUAH. It is not a mechanical translation, a one-word-for-word exchange from Hebrew to English. We have those. This is a lyrical adaptation of the many possibilities hidden in the Hebrew, arranged with consideration for the poetic and musical intent of the original writer. I pray you are as enriched in the reading as I was in the transcribing.

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