PSALM 91:1

“shadow of the Almighty”

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”

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Psalm 91:1 Translation & Meaning

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He that dwelleth יֹ֭שֵׁב Properly, to sit down (specifically as judge. in ambush, in quiet); by implication, to dwell, to remain; causatively, to settle, to marry dwelleth
in the secret place בְּסֵ֣תֶר A cover (in a good or a bad, a literal or a figurative sense) secret place
of the most High עֶלְי֑וֹן An elevation, i.e., (adjectively) lofty (comparatively); as title, the Supreme most High
shall abide יִתְלוֹנָֽן׃ To stop (usually over night); by implication, to stay permanently; hence (in a bad sense) to be obstinate (especially in words, to complain) abide
under the shadow בְּצֵ֥ל Shade, whether literal or figurative under shadow
of the Almighty. שַׁ֝דַּ֗י The Almighty Almighty

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  • 1  He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

  • 2  I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

  • 3  Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.



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