Psalm 91:5
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New International Version
You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day,

New Living Translation
Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor the arrow that flies in the day.

English Standard Version
You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day,

New American Standard Bible
You will not be afraid of the terror by night, Or of the arrow that flies by day;

King James Bible
Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You will not fear the terror of the night, the arrow that flies by day,

International Standard Version
You need not fear terror that stalks in the night, the arrow that flies in the day,

NET Bible
You need not fear the terrors of the night, the arrow that flies by day,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You shall not be afraid of the dread of the night or of the arrow that flies by day,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You do not need to fear terrors of the night, arrows that fly during the day,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night, nor for the arrow that flies by day,

King James 2000 Bible
You shall not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flies by day;

American King James Version
You shall not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flies by day;

American Standard Version
Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night, Nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

Douay-Rheims Bible
His truth shall compass thee with a shield: thou shalt not be afraid of the terror of the night.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night, for the arrow that flieth by day,

English Revised Version
Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night, nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

World English Bible
You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day;

Young's Literal Translation
Thou art not afraid of fear by night, Of arrow that flieth by day,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

91:1-8 He that by faith chooses God for his protector, shall find all in him that he needs or can desire. And those who have found the comfort of making the Lord their refuge, cannot but desire that others may do so. The spiritual life is protected by Divine grace from the temptations of Satan, which are as the snares of the fowler, and from the contagion of sin, which is a noisome pestilence. Great security is promised to believers in the midst of danger. Wisdom shall keep them from being afraid without cause, and faith shall keep them from being unduly afraid. Whatever is done, our heavenly Father's will is done; and we have no reason to fear. God's people shall see, not only God's promises fulfilled, but his threatenings. Then let sinners come unto the Lord upon his mercy-seat, through the Redeemer's name; and encourage others to trust in him also.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 5. - Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night. Robbers constituted the chief "terror by night" (see Job 24:14-16; Jeremiah 49:9; Obadiah 1:5); but night attacks on the part of a foreign enemy were not uncommon (Song of Solomon 3:8; Isaiah 15:1). Nor for the arrow that fleth by day. Open war is probably intended, not sirocco, or pestilence, or "the arrows of the Almighty" (Job 6:4). The man who trusts in God will be specially protected in the peril of battle.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night,.... The terrible things that happen in the night; as fire, storms and tempests, invasion of enemies, murders, thefts, and, robberies: a good man, when he has committed himself and his family to the care and protection of God by prayer, has no reason to be anxiously careful of these things, or to indulge a slavish fear about them; see Psalm 3:5, the Targum is,

"thou shall not be afraid for the fear of devils that walk in the night:''

so Jarchi interprets this, and the next verse, of such; as do others of the Jewish writers: a man that trusts in the Lord need not be afraid of men or devils: a fear of evil spirits is natural to men, and very early appeared; perhaps it took its rise from the fatal affair of the fall of our first parents, through an intercourse with an evil spirit; and ever since has been imprinted on human nature an aversion to evil spirits, and a dread of them, and even of all spirits in general; see Job 4:13,

nor for the arrow that flieth by day; the judgments of God, such as the sword, famine, and pestilence; these are called the arrows of God, Deuteronomy 32:23 (q), because they move swiftly, come suddenly, and strike surely, and are open and visible; they are sent by the Lord, and are ordered and directed by him, and hit and hurt whom he pleases, and none else; and therefore such who dwell in the secret of the Lord, and under his shadow, need not be distressed about them: the Targum interprets it of the arrow of the angel of death, which he sends out in the day; see Hebrews 2:14, so Jarchi understands it of a demon that flies like an arrow.

(q) ---- , Homer. Iliad. 1. v. 51, 53.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

5. terror—or, what causes it (Pr 20:2).

by night—then aggravated.

arrow—that is, of enemies.

Psalm 91:5 Additional Commentaries
Context
My Refuge and My Fortress
4He will cover you with His pinions, And under His wings you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark. 5You will not be afraid of the terror by night, Or of the arrow that flies by day; 6Of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, Or of the destruction that lays waste at noon.…
Cross References
Job 5:19
From six calamities he will rescue you; in seven no harm will touch you.

Job 5:21
You will be protected from the lash of the tongue, and need not fear when destruction comes.

Psalm 23:4
Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Psalm 27:1
Of David. The LORD is my light and my salvation-- whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life-- of whom shall I be afraid?

Psalm 64:4
They shoot from ambush at the innocent; they shoot suddenly, without fear.

Psalm 121:6
the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.

Proverbs 3:25
Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked,

Song of Solomon 3:8
all of them wearing the sword, all experienced in battle, each with his sword at his side, prepared for the terrors of the night.
Treasury of Scripture

You shall not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flies by day;

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Psalm 3:6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves …

Psalm 27:1-3 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD …

Psalm 46:2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though …

Psalm 112:7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting …

Job 5:19 He shall deliver you in six troubles: yes, in seven there shall no …

Proverbs 28:1 The wicked flee when no man pursues: but the righteous are bold as a lion.

Isaiah 43:2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through …

Matthew 8:26 And he said to them, Why are you fearful, O you of little faith? …

Hebrews 13:6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not …

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Psalm 3:5 I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me.

2 Kings 7:6 For the LORD had made the host of the Syrians to hear a noise of …

Job 4:13-15 In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleep falls on men…

Job 24:14-16 The murderer rising with the light kills the poor and needy, and …

Proverbs 3:23-25 Then shall you walk in your way safely, and your foot shall not stumble…

Isaiah 21:4 My heart panted, fearfulness affrighted me: the night of my pleasure …

Luke 12:20,39 But God said to him, You fool, this night your soul shall be required …

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Job 6:4 For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, the poison whereof …

Lamentations 3:12,13 He has bent his bow, and set me as a mark for the arrow…

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