Psalm 91:4
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New American Standard Bible
He will cover you with His pinions, And under His wings you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark.

King James Bible
He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

Darby Bible Translation
He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou find refuge: his truth is a shield and buckler.

World English Bible
He will cover you with his feathers. Under his wings you will take refuge. His faithfulness is your shield and rampart.

Young's Literal Translation
With His pinion He covereth thee over, And under His wings thou dost trust, A shield and buckler is His truth.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

He shall cover thee with his feathers ... - As the parent bird protects its young. See the notes at Psalm 17:8. Compare Deuteronomy 32:11. "His truth." His unfailing promise; the certainty that what he has promised to do he will perform.

Shall be thy shield and buckler - literally, "Shield and buckler is his truth." The meaning is, that his pledge or promise would be unto them as the shield of the soldier is to him in battle. Compare Psalm 35:2. The word rendered "buckler" is derived from the verb "to surround," and is given to the defensive armor here referred to, because it "surrounds," and thus "protects" a person. It may apply to a coat of mail.

Psalm 91:4 Parallel Commentaries

Terror 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
Charles Kingsley—Discipline and Other Sermons

What God Will do for Us
'He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. 16. With long life will I satisfy him, and show him My salvation.'--PSALM xci. 15, 16. When considering the previous verses of this psalm, I pointed out that at its close we have God's own voice coming in to confirm and expand the promises which, in the earlier portion of it, have been made in His name to the devout heart. The words which we have now to consider cover the whole range
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

'Deliver us from Evil'
'But deliver us from evil.'--MATT. vi. 13. The two halves of this prayer are like a calm sky with stars shining silently in its steadfast blue, and a troubled earth beneath, where storms sweep, and changes come, and tears are ever being shed. The one is so tranquil, the other so full of woe and want. What a dark picture of human conditions lies beneath the petitions of this second half! Hunger and sin and temptation, and wider still, that tragic word which includes them all--evil. Forgiveness and
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

That There is no Security against Temptation in this Life
"My Son, thou art never secure in this life, but thy spiritual armour will always be needful for thee as long as thou livest. Thou dwellest among foes, and art attacked on the right hand and on the left. If therefore thou use not on all sides the shield of patience, thou wilt not remain long unwounded. Above all, if thou keep not thy heart fixed upon Me with steadfast purpose to bear all things for My sake, thou shalt not be able to bear the fierceness of the attack, nor to attain to the victory
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

Cross References
Exodus 33:22
and it will come about, while My glory is passing by, that I will put you in the cleft of the rock and cover you with My hand until I have passed by.

Ruth 2:12
"May the LORD reward your work, and your wages be full from the LORD, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to seek refuge."

Psalm 17:8
Keep me as the apple of the eye; Hide me in the shadow of Your wings

Psalm 18:30
As for God, His way is blameless; The word of the LORD is tried; He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.

Psalm 35:2
Take hold of buckler and shield And rise up for my help.

Psalm 36:7
How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! And the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings.

Psalm 40:11
You, O LORD, will not withhold Your compassion from me; Your lovingkindness and Your truth will continually preserve me.

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