So many have found Psalm 91 to bring great comfort, strength, truth and spiritual reality to us during this unique time. Personally, I have been praying through it every morning for my loved ones and the many others I am responsible for. One morning I felt prompted to look up one of the words in the dictionary for greater clarity and then became intrigued with so many of the other words found in this amazing Psalm. I ended up with a very amplified version and decided to share it with you below. I hope it is of great comfort, help and support to you as it is to me when praying these beautifully written words.
He who dwells [staying as a permanent resident] in the shelter of the Most High will rest [experience a spiritual calm] in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge [shelter] and my fortress [security], my God, in whom I trust.
Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare [entrapment] and from the deadly pestilence [epidemic disease].
He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge [protection]; his faithfulness will be your shield [armor] and rampart [elevated mound].
You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague [infectious disease of high mortality] that destroys at midday.
A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.
You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.
If you make the Most High your dwelling [a place of shelter] – even the lord, who is my refuge – then no harm [no physical or bodily harm] will befall you, disaster [no calamitous event] will come near your tent.
For he will command [require authoritatively] his angels concerning you to guard [keep under close watch] you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
You will tread upon the lion and the cobra; you will trample [crush, domineer] the great lion and the serpent.
“Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue [free from confinement] him; I will protect [defend, guard, shield] him, for he acknowledges my name.
He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver [set free] him and honor [receive favor from] him. With long life will I satisfy [fulfill his desires] him and show him my salvation” [saved and protected from harm].