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1He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High,

who abides in the shadow of the Almighty,

2will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress;

my God, in whom I trust.”

3For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler

and from the deadly pestilence;

4he will cover you with his pinions,

and under his wings you will find refuge;

his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.

5You will not fear the terror of the night,

nor the arrow that flies by day,

6nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness,

nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.

7A thousand may fall at your side,

ten thousand at your right hand;

but it will not come near you.

8You will only look with your eyes

and see the recompense of the wicked.

9Because you have made the Lord your refuge,

the Most High your habitation,

10no evil shall befall you,

no scourge come near your tent.

11For he will give his angels charge of you

to guard you in all your ways.

12On their hands they will bear you up,

lest you dash your foot against a stone.

13You will tread on the lion and the adder,

the young lion and the serpent you will trample under foot.

14Because he cleaves to me in love, I will deliver him;

I will protect him, because he knows my name.

15When he calls to me, I will answer him;

I will be with him in trouble,

I will rescue him and honor him.

16With long life I will satisfy him,

and show him my salvation.

Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, and 1971 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America.
Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

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