Psalm 91: An expanded literal translation from the Hebrew
1 The one who settles in the shelter offered by the Most High to whomever runs in, will find lodging so close he’ll be under the shadow of The Almighty.
2 Personally, I have decided to tell Jehovah “You are my protection and my mountain fortress; I am trusting You as my God.” [my Lawgiver, Teacher, Protector, Defender, Provider and Object of worship and my Source of identity].
3 [By revelation and by my experience I give you assurance:] Jehovah will extract you from the sneaky mesh of the Trapper and from the pervading pandemic.
4 The motherly strength of His feathered wings will cover you and you can find shelter there. His faithfulness will stand between you and your Enemy like a broad shield and breastplate.
5 You will not fear panic attacks at night, nor the attacks you can see during the day.
6 [Jehovah will preserve you as you go through] the plague at twilight or the destruction that strikes at noon. 7 All around you, you may see a thousand fall [into trouble, confusion, destruction and death] even a great number right beside you [but don’t flinch] 8 Because you [will live to] see the wicked get what is coming to them.
9 [A lot of these things happen in spiritual realms where we can’t see them, but] if Jehovah is really who you go to for shelter and the Most High God is the One you hang out with, 10 then evil [that starts in the spirit world] will not trouble you and these potential disasters will not get to your earthly location.
11 For Jehovah has armies of heavenly angels He can order to guard you in all your activities. 12 Their hands will be there to lift you over [fears, temptations, addictions and traps] that might trip you up. 13 Instead you will exercise god-given authority [in Jesus’ Name] to tread on the lion and cobra, to trample the great lion and serpent.
14. [Jehovah knows you too, since you rely on Him and have seen what His authority can bring about, so He wants to reassure you.] “Because this one is so attached to Me, I will help him slip through the opponents’ fingers. I can lift him high because he has submitted himself to the authority of my Name and he knows Me. 15 I will listen when he calls to me; I am with him in his trouble and I get him out of trouble and honor him. [After all he has been through,] his long life will make him satisfied and I will show him all that I have saved him for.