1 Those who live under the protection of God Almighty,
will be able to rest safely under his care.
2 I will declare to Yahweh,
“You protect me;
you are like a fort [MET] in which I am safe.
You are my God, the one in whom I trust.”
3 Yahweh will rescue you from all hidden traps
and save you from deadly diseases.
4 He will shield/protect you like a bird shields/protects its chicks [MET] with/under her wings.
You will be safe ◄in his care/because he takes care of you►.
His faithfully doing what he has promised is like a shield [MET] that will protect you.
5 You will not be afraid of things that happen during the night that could ◄terrorize you/cause you to be very afraid►,
or of arrows that your enemies will shoot at you during the day.
6 You will not be afraid of ◄plagues/widespread sicknesses► that demons cause when they attack people at night,
or of other evil forces that kill people at midday.
7 Even if a thousand people fall dead alongside you,
even if ten thousand people are dying around you,
you will not be harmed.
8 Look and see
that ◄wicked people are being punished/God is punishing wicked people►!
9 If you allow Yahweh to protect you,
if you trust God Almighty to ◄shelter/take care of► you,
10 nothing evil will happen to you;
no plague will come near your house,
11 because Yahweh will command his angels
to protect you wherever you go.
12 They will hold you up with their hands,
with the result that you will not hurt your foot on a big stone.
13 You will be kept safe from being harmed by your enemies [MET];
it will be as though you are stepping on lions and poisonous snakes without them harming you!
14 Yahweh says, “I will rescue those who love me,
I will protect them because they ◄acknowledge that I am Yahweh/know me►.
15 When they call out to me, I will answer them.
I will help them when they are experiencing trouble;
I will rescue them and honor them.
16 I will reward them by enabling them to live a long time,
and I will save them.”