New American Standard Bible
No evil will befall you, Nor will any plague come near your tent.
King James Bible
There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
Darby Bible Translation
There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy tent.
World English Bible
no evil shall happen to you, neither shall any plague come near your dwelling.
Young's Literal Translation
Evil happeneth not unto thee, And a plague cometh not near thy tent,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
There shall no evil befall thee - The Chaldee Paraphrase has, "The Lord of the world answered and said, 'There shall no evil befall thee,'" etc. The sentiment, however, is that the psalmist could assure such an one, from his own personal experience, that he would be safe. He had himself made Yahweh his refuge, and he could speak with confidence of the safety of doing so. This, of course, is to be understood as a general truth, in accordance with what has been said above.
Neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling - On the word rendered "plague" here נגע nega‛ - see Psalm 38:12, note; Psalm 39:11, note. It is not the same word which is used in Psalm 91:6, and translated "pestilence;" and it does not refer to what is technically called the "plague." It may denote anything that would be expressive of the divine displeasure, or that would be sent as a punishment. The word rendered "dwelling" here means a tent; and the idea is, that no such mark of displeasure would abide with him, or enter his tent as its home. Of course, this also must be understood as a general promise, or as meaning that religion would constitute a general ground of security.
LibraryTerror by Night
(Preached in Lent.) PSALM xci. 5. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night. You may see, if you will read your Bible, that the night is spoken of in the Old Testament much as we speak of it now, as a beautiful and holy thing. The old Jews were not afraid of any terror by night. They rejoiced to consider the heavens, the work of God's fingers, the moon and the stars, which he had ordained. They looked on night, as we do, as a blessed time of rest and peace for men, in which the beasts of …
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then the one who owns the house shall come and tell the priest, saying, 'Something like a mark of leprosy has become visible to me in the house.'
"From six troubles He will deliver you, Even in seven evil will not touch you.
Of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, Or of the destruction that lays waste at noon.
The LORD will protect you from all evil; He will keep your soul.
No harm befalls the righteous, But the wicked are filled with trouble.
The fear of the LORD leads to life, So that one may sleep satisfied, untouched by evil.
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