Today in this Psalm 91 devotional, we want to get an overview of the psalm by reading it in several versions. Two are included below. You can also look at multiple versions on the YouVersion app or BibleGateway.com.
After you read it and meditate on it, consider the following:
- Ask God to reveal what He wants you to see in this psalm today.
- What are some of the highlights from the psalm for you?
- What encourages you?
- What, if anything, causes you fear/distress/anxiety or any other negative emotion?
- What challenges you the most from this psalm?
- What can you apply to your life today?
- Talk to God about what you discovered.
- Consider memorizing part or all of Psalm 91. When you memorize Scripture, God can bring it back to your remembrance at just the right time. This study uses many different versions of the Bible; I encourage you to pick just one for memorization.
A Prayer for You
God Almighty, I worship You for all You are. Thank You for Your protection for me and my family. Thank You that I can trust You. Help me to trust You more. Show me anything I need to do today to begin to experience the truths in this amazing psalm. I confess to You that I often feel afraid and try to figure out answers on my own. I need Your protection. Teach me from this devotional so that I can handle what I am facing now, as well as to be prepared for whatever may happen in the future.
Psalm 91 Tree of Life Version
He who dwells in the shelter of Elyon,
will abide in the shadow of Shaddai.
I will say of Adonai,
“He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.
For He will rescue you from the hunter’s trap
and from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with His feathers,
and under His wings you will find refuge.
His faithfulness is body armor and shield.
You will not fear the terror by night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the plague that stalks in darkness, nor the scourge that lays waste at noon.
A thousand may fall at your side,
and ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
You will only look on with your eyes
and see the wicked paid back.
For you have made Elyon your dwelling, even Adonai, who is my refuge,
so no evil will befall you nor any plague come near your tent.
For He will give His angels charge over you,
to guard you in all your ways.
Upon their hands they will lift you up,
lest you strike your foot against a stone.
You will tread upon the lion and cobra,
trample the young lion and serpent.
“Because he has devoted his love to Me, I will deliver him.
I will set him securely on high, because he knows My Name.
When he calls on Me, I will answer him.
I will be with him in trouble, rescue him, and honor him.
With long life will I satisfy him and show him My salvation.”
Psalm 91 The Voice
He who takes refuge in the shelter of the Most High
will be safe in the shadow of the Almighty.
He will say to the Eternal, “My shelter, my mighty fortress,
my God, I place all my trust in You.”
For He will rescue you from the snares set by your enemies who entrap you
and from deadly plagues.
Like a bird protecting its young, God will cover you with His feathers,
will protect you under His great wings;
His faithfulness will form a shield around you, a rock-solid wall to protect you.
You will not dread the terrors that haunt the night
or enemy arrows that fly in the day
or the plagues that lurk in darkness
or the disasters that wreak havoc at noon.
A thousand may fall on your left,
ten thousand may die on your right,
but these horrors won’t come near you.
Only your eyes will witness
the punishment that awaits the evil,
but you will not suffer because of it.
For you made the Eternal [your] refuge,
the Most High your only home.
No evil will come to you;
plagues will be turned away at your door.
He will command His heavenly messengers to guard you,
to keep you safe in every way.
They will hold you up in their hands
so that you will not crash, or fall, or even graze your foot on a stone.
You will walk on the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the lion and the serpent underfoot.
“Because he clings to Me in love,
I will rescue him from harm;
I will set him above danger.
Because he has known Me by name,
He will call on Me, and I will answer.
I’ll be with him through hard times;
I’ll rescue him and grant him honor.
I’ll reward him with many good years on this earth
and let him witness My salvation.”
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 Elyon is one of God’s names, meaning Most High.
 Shaddai is another of God’s names, meaning Almighty.
 ADONAI is a name Jews use in place of God’s holiest name, YWHיהוָה ,, because they don’t want to pronounce God’s holiest name. It is often written Jehovah, Yahweh or the Lord in English translations.
(c) 2021 Relationship Resources. Excerpted from Hidden from Harm: Powerful Promises found in Psalm 91.