Psalm 91:7
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New International Version
A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.

New Living Translation
Though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you, these evils will not touch you.

English Standard Version
A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.

New American Standard Bible
A thousand may fall at your side And ten thousand at your right hand, But it shall not approach you.

King James Bible
A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Though a thousand fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand, the pestilence will not reach you.

International Standard Version
If a thousand fall at your side or ten thousand at your right hand, it will not overcome you.

NET Bible
Though a thousand may fall beside you, and a multitude on your right side, it will not reach you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Thousands will fall by your side and 10,000 by your right hand, and they shall not come near you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They will not come near you, even though a thousand may fall dead beside you or ten thousand at your right side.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thousands shall fall at thy side and ten thousands at thy right hand, but it shall not come near thee.

King James 2000 Bible
A thousand shall fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you.

American King James Version
A thousand shall fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you.

American Standard Version
A thousand shall fall at thy side, And ten thousand at thy right hand; But it shall not come nigh thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand: but it shall not come nigh thee.

Darby Bible Translation
A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; [but] it shall not come nigh thee.

English Revised Version
A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

World English Bible
A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it will not come near you.

Young's Literal Translation
There fall at thy side a thousand, And a myriad at thy right hand, Unto thee it cometh not nigh.
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 7. - A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand. The meaning is, "Though a thousand, or even ten thousand, should fall beside thee, in battle, or through pestilence, or sunstroke," yet - It shall not come nigh thee - the danger, whatever it be, shall not touch thy person; thou shalt be protected from it.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

A thousand shall fall at thy side,.... The left side, as the Targum; so the Arabic version, and Jarchi and Kimchi; which sense the opposition and distinction in the next clause direct unto: this is not to be understood of falling in battle, as some interpret it, but by the pestilence before spoken of:

and ten thousand at thy right hand; which shows both the great devastation made by the plague where it comes, and the special care and providence of God in preserving his people from it; of which David had an experience, when vast numbers of his people were destroyed by it on the right and left:

but it shall not come nigh thee; it may come near the place where good men are, or else it could not be said that a thousand should fall on their side, and ten thousand at their right hand: the plague that killed the firstborn in Egypt was near the dwellings of the Israelites, though it entered not into them; and that in David's time was near him, though he was not infected with it: but the meaning is, that it should not come so near such as to seize their bodies and they fall by the distemper; there being a particular providence oftentimes concerned for their safety, which guards them from it; see Ezekiel 9:4, not but that good men may fall in a common calamity, and by an epidemical distemper; but then it is for their good, and not their hurt; they are taken away from the evil to come, and are delivered from a worse plague than that by which they fall, the plague of their own hearts, the evil of sin; and so the Targum adds, "shall not come near to hurt", though it understands it of devils.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

7, 8. The security is more valuable, as being special, and, therefore, evidently of God; and while ten thousands of the wicked fall, the righteous are in such safety that they only see the calamity.

Psalm 91:7 Additional Commentaries
Context
My Refuge and My Fortress
6Of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, Or of the destruction that lays waste at noon. 7A thousand may fall at your side And ten thousand at your right hand, But it shall not approach you. 8You will only look on with your eyes And see the recompense of the wicked.…
Cross References
Genesis 7:23
Every living thing on the face of the earth was wiped out; people and animals and the creatures that move along the ground and the birds were wiped from the earth. Only Noah was left, and those with him in the ark.

Joshua 14:10
"Now then, just as the LORD promised, he has kept me alive for forty-five years since the time he said this to Moses, while Israel moved about in the wilderness. So here I am today, eighty-five years old!
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