He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. 2I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust. 3Surely he will save you from the fowler's snare and from the deadly pestilence. 4He will cover you with his feathers and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. 5You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, 6nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. 7A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. 8You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked. 9If you make the Most High your dwelling – even the Lord, who is my refuge – 10then no harm will befall you, no disaster come near your tent. 11For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; 12they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. 13You will tread upon the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent. " 14Because he loves me," says the Lord, "I will rescue him; I will protect him for he acknowledges my name. 15He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. 16With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation."
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 4Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. 5Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou annointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. 6Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Hasten, O God, to save me; O Lord, come quickly to help me. 2May those who seek my life be put to shame and confusion; may all who desire my ruin be turned back in disgrace. 3May those who say to me, 'Aha! Aha! turn back because of their shame. 4But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who love your salvation always say, Let God be exalted! 5Yet I am poor and needy; come quickly to me, O God. You are my help and my deliverer; O Lord, do not delay.
It is good to praise the Lord and make music to your name, O Most High, 2to proclaim your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night, 3to the music of the ten-stringed lyre and the melody of the harp. 4For you make me glad by your deeds, O Lord; I sing for joy at the works of your hands. 5How great are your works, O Lord, how profound your thoughts! 6The senseless man does not know, fools do not understand, 7that though the wicked spring up like grass and all evil doers flourish, they will be forever destroyed. 8But you, O Lord, are exalted forever. 9For surely your enemies, O Lord, surely your enemies will perish; all evildoers will be scattered. 10You have exalted my horn like that of a wild ox; fine oils have been poured upon me. 11My eyes have seen the defeat of my adversaries; my ears have heard the rout of my wicked foes. 12The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of lebanon; 13planted in the house of the Lord, they will flourish in the courts of our God. 14They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green, 15proclaiming, "The Lord is upright; he is my rock, and there is no wickedness in him."
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. 12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.
In the beginning was the Word, and the word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was with God in the beginning. 3Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4In him was life, and that life was the light of men. 5The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.