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Psalms 91:1


As for you, the one who lives 2  in the shelter of the sovereign One, 3  and resides in the protective shadow 4  of the mighty king 5 


Jud 9:15; 1Ch 28:1-21; Ps 17:8; Ps 25:13; Ps 27:5; Ps 31:20; Ps 32:7; Ps 36:7; Ps 52:8; Ps 57:1; Ps 61:3,4; Ps 90:1; So 2:3; Isa 4:5,6; Isa 8:14; La 4:20; Eze 11:16; Ho 14:5,6; 1Jo 4:15,16

NET © Notes

sn Psalm 91. In this psalm an individual (perhaps a priest) addresses one who has sought shelter in the Lord and assures him that God will protect him from danger (vv. 1-13). In vv. 14-16 God himself promises to keep his loyal follower safe.

tn Heb “[O] one who lives.”

tn Traditionally “the Most High.”

sn The Lord is compared here to a bird who protects its young under the shadow of its wings (see v. 4).

sn The divine name used here is “Shaddai” (שַׁדַּי, shadday; see also Ps 68:14). Shaddai (or El Shaddai) is the mighty king (sovereign judge) of the world who grants life/blesses and kills/judges. In Genesis he blesses the patriarchs with fertility and promises numerous descendants. Outside Genesis he both blesses/protects and takes away life/happiness.

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