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The Book of Psalms

Psalm 90

Qui habitat.

The just is secure under the protection of God.


1
The praise of a canticle for David. He that dwelleth in the aid of the most High, shall abide under the protection of the God of Jacob.

2
He shall say to the Lord: Thou art my protector, and my refuge: my God, in him will I trust.

3
For he hath delivered me from the snare of the hunters: and from the sharp word.

4
He will overshadow thee with his shoulders: and under his wings thou shalt trust.

5
His truth shall compass thee with a shield: thou shalt not be afraid of the terror of the night.

6
Of the arrow that flieth in the day, of the business that walketh about in the dark: of invasion, or of the noonday devil.

7
A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand: but it shall not come nigh thee.

8
But thou shalt consider with thy eyes: and shalt see the reward of the wicked.

9
Because thou, O Lord, art my hope: thou hast made the most High thy refuge.

10
There shall no evil come to thee: nor shall the scourge come near thy dwelling.

11
For he hath given his angels charge over thee; to keep thee in all thy ways.

12
In their hands they shall bear thee up: lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.

13
Thou shalt walk upon the asp and the basilisk: and thou shalt trample under foot the lion and the dragon.

14
Because he hoped in me I will deliver him: I will protect him because he hath known my name.

15
He shall cry to me, and I will hear him: I am with him in tribulation, I will deliver him, and I will glorify him.

16
I will fill him with length of days; and I will shew him my salvation.

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