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Psalm 91

1You can go to God Most-High to hide. You can go to the God All-Powerful for protection. 2I say to the Lord, “You are my place of safety, my fortress. My God, I trust you.” 3God will save you from hidden dangers and dangerous diseases. 4You can go to God for protection. He will protect you like a bird spreading its wings over its babies. God will be like a shield and a wall protecting you. 5You will have nothing to fear at night. And you won’t be afraid of enemy arrows during the day. 6You will not be afraid of diseases that come in the dark, or terrible sicknesses that come at noon. 7You will defeat 1,000 enemies. Your own right hand will defeat 10,000 enemy soldiers. Your enemies will not even touch you! 8Just look, and you will see that those wicked people are punished! 9Why? Because you trust the Lord. You made God Most-High your place of safety. 10Nothing bad will happen to you. There will be no diseases in your home. 11God will command his angels for you, and they will protect you wherever you go. 12Their hands will catch you, so that you will not hit your foot on a rock. 13You will have power to walk on lions and poisonous snakes. 14The Lord says, “If a person trusts me, I will save him. I will protect my followers who worship my name. 15My followers will call to me for help, and I will answer them. I will be with them when they have trouble. I will rescue them and honor them. 16I will give my followers a long life. And I will save them.

Psalm 92

A song of praise for the Sabbath.*

1It is good to praise the Lord. God Most-High, it is good to praise your name. 2It is good to sing about your love in the morning, and about your faithfulness at night. 3God, it is good to play music for you on ten-stringed instruments, harps, and lyres.* 4Lord, you make us truly happy with the things you did. We gladly sing about those things. 5Lord, you did such great things. Your thoughts are too hard for us to understand. 6Compared to you, people are like stupid animals. We are like fools who can’t understand anything. 7Wicked people live and die like weeds. And the worthless things they do will be destroyed forever. 8But Lord, you will be honored forever. 9Lord, all your enemies will be destroyed. All those people who do bad things will be destroyed. 10But you will make me strong. I will be like a ram with strong horns. {You chose me for my special work;} you poured your refreshing oil over me. 11I see my enemies around me. They are like huge bulls ready to attack me. I hear what they are saying about me. 12–13Good people are like cedar trees of Lebanon planted in the Lord’s temple. Good people are like budding palm trees blossoming in the courtyard of the temple of our God. 14Even when they are old, they will continue producing fruit like young, healthy trees. 15They are there to show everyone that the Lord is good.* He is my Rock,* and he does nothing wrong.*

Sabbath Saturday, a special day of rest and worship for Jews. lyres An instrument with several strings, like a harp. good This is a word play. The Hebrew word means “straight” (like the trees) and “good, honest.” Rock A name for God to show he is a strong place of safety. he … wrong Or, “There is no crookedness in him.”

Psalm 93

1The Lord is King. He wears majesty and strength like clothes. He is ready, so the whole world is safe. It will not be shaken (destroyed). 2God, your kingdom has continued forever. God, you have lived forever! 3Lord, the sound of the rivers is very loud. The crashing waves are very loud. 4The crashing waves of the sea are loud and powerful. But the Lord above is even more powerful. 5Lord, your laws will continue forever.* Your holy temple will stand for a long time.

your laws will continue forever Or, “your Agreement can really be trusted.”

Psalm 94

1Lord, you are a God that punishes people. You are a God who comes and brings punishment to people. 2You are the judge of the whole earth. Give proud people the punishment they deserve. 3Lord, how long will wicked people have their fun? How much longer, Lord? 4How much longer will those criminals brag about the bad things they did? 5Lord, they hurt your people. They made your people suffer. 6Those bad people kill widows and foreigners living in our country. They murder children that have no parents. 7And they say the Lord does not see them doing those bad things! They say the God of Israel doesn’t know what is happening.  8You bad people are foolish. When will you learn your lesson? You evil people are so stupid! You must try to understand. 9God made our ears, so surely he {has ears too, and} can hear what is happening! God made our eyes, so surely he {has eyes too, and} can see what is happening! 10God will discipline those people. God will teach people what they should do. 11God knows what people are thinking. God knows people are like a puff of wind. 12The man that the Lord disciplines will be very happy. God will teach that person the right way of living. 13God, you will help that person stay calm when trouble comes. You will help him stay calm until the evil people are put in their grave. 14The Lord will not leave his people. He will not leave them without help. 15Justice will return, and it will bring fairness. And then there will be good, honest people. 16No person helped me fight against the evil people. No person stood with me to fight against the people who do bad things. 17And if the Lord had not helped me, I would have been silenced by death. 18I know I was ready to fall, but the Lord supported his follower. 19I was very worried and upset. But Lord, you comforted me and made me happy! 20God, you don’t help crooked judges. Those bad judges use the law to make life hard for the people. 21Those judges attack good people. They say that innocent people are guilty and kill them. 22But the Lord is my place of safety high on the mountain. God my Rock,* is my safe place! 23God will punish those evil judges for the bad things they did. God will destroy them because they sinned. The Lord our God will destroy those evil judges.

Rock A name for God to show he is a strong place of safety.

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