1 HE that within the secret place
of the most high doth dwell,
he under the Almighty’s shade
shall lodge himself full well.
2 My hope he is, and my fortress,
I to the Lord will say:
he is my God; and I in him
my confidence will stay.
3 Surely out of the fowlers snare
he shall deliver thee,
also thee from the Pestilence
infectious shall free.
4 He with his feathers hide thee shall,
under his wings shall be
thy trust: his truth shall be a shield
and buckler unto thee.
5 Thou shalt not be dismay’d with fear
for terror by the night:
nor for the arrow that with speed
flieth in the day light:
6 Nor for the Pestilence that doth
walk in the darkness fast:
nor for the sore destruction
that doth at noon day wast.
7 A thousand shall fall at thy side,
and ten thousand also
at thy right hand, but it shall not
approach thee near unto:
8 Only thou with thine eyes this thing
attentively shalt view:
also thou shalt behold how that
the wicked have their due.
9 Because Jehovah who hath been
my safe protection,
ev’n the most high, thou hast him made
10 Not anything that evil is
there shall to thee befall,
neither shall any plague come nigh
thy dwelling place at all.
11 Because that he his Angel’s will
command concerning thee:
in all thy ways where thou dost walk
thy keeper for to be.
12 They shall support thee in their hands:
lest thou against a stone
13 should’st dash thy foot. Thou trample shalt
on th’ Adder, and Lion:
The Lion young and Dragon thou
shalt tread under thy feet.
14 I will deliver him, for he
on me his love hath set:
Because that he hath known my Name,
I will him set on high.
15 Upon me he shall call in pray’r,
and answer him will I:
I will be with him when he is
in troublesome distress,
and I to him will honour give,
when I shall him release.
16 With days of long continuance
I’ll give to him his fill:
and also my salvation
declare to him I will.