Psalm 91 Star Chart: Clockwise from when "Thou shalt tread upon the (Leo) lion and (Hydra) adder: the young (Ursa Major) lion and the (Drago) dragon shalt thou trample under feet" (91:13) till "He that dwelleth in the (lunar cave) secret place of the most High shall abide under the (Corvus) (lunar black) shadow ("of his wings" -- Ps. 17:8) of the Almighty" (91:1) is "three days' pestilence" (1 Chr. 21:1-17; 2 Sam. 24:13) or 36° hours. "Surely he shall deliver thee from the (red radius) snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence" (91:3) in 987 BC.
The Protection Psalm
91:1 He that dwelleth in the (lunar cave) secret place of the most High shall abide under the (Corvus) shadow ("of his wings" -- Ps. 17:8) of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust..
3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the (red radius) snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence (987 BC).
4 He shall cover thee with his (Corvus) feathers, and under his (Corvus) wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy (lunar or solar) shield and buckler.
5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the (red radius) arrow that flieth by day;
6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at (solar) noonday.
7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
8 Only with thine (lunar) eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my (lunar cave) refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
12 They shall bear thee (Coma child) up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a (lunar or solar) stone.
13 Thou shalt tread upon the (Leo) lion and (Hydra) adder: the young (Ursa Major) lion and the (Drago) dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
15 He shall (red radius) 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 shew him my salvation.
In his book, “Life Understood,” R.S. Lawson, the late British scientist and engineer, described an account of a British Regiment under the command of a Colonel Whitelesey that served in World War One for more than four years without losing a single man. His 91st Brigade had been engaged in three of the bloodiest battles of WWl., Chateau Thierry, Belle Wood and the Argonne. Mr. Lawson was mystified when he determined that other units of the armed force engaged in these battles suffered up to 90% casualties, yet Colonel Whitelesey’s 91st Brigade did not suffer a single one. When he sought the reason for this remarkable feat, he discovered that the officers and men of the 91st Brigade had memorized and regularly repeated the 91st Psalm.
|He that doth in the secret place
of the most High reside,
Under the shade of him that is
the Almighty shall abide.
I of the Lord my God will say,
He is my refuge still,
He is my fortress, and my God,
and in him trust I will.
Assuredly he shall thee save,
and give deliverance
From subtile fowler's snare, and from
the noisome pestilence.
His feathers shall thee hide; thy trust
under his wings shall be:
His faithfulness shall be a shield
and buckler unto thee.
Thou shalt not need to be afraid
for terrorsw of the night;
Nor for the arrow that doth fly
by day, while it is light;
Nor for the pestilence that walks
in darkness secretly;
Nor for destruction that doth waste
at noon-day openly.
|A thousand at thy side shall fall,
on thy right hand shall lie
Ten thousand dead; yet unto thee
it shall not once come nigh.
Only thou with thine eyes shalt look,
and a beholder be;
And thou therein the just reward
of wicked men shall see.
Because the Lord, who constantly
my refuge is alone,
Even the most High, is made by thee
No plague shall near thy dwelling come;
no ill shall thee befall:
For thee to keep in all thy ways
his angels charge he shall.
They in their hands shall bear thee up,
still waiting thee upon;
Lest thou at any time should dash
thy foot against a stone.
Upon the adder thou shalt tread,
and on the lion strong;
Thy feet on dragons trample shall,
and on the lions young.
|"When in the slippery paths of youth
With heedless steps I ran,
Thine arm unseen conveyed me safe,
And led me up to man.
Through hidden dangers, toils, and death,
It gently cleared my way,
And through the pleasing snares of vice
More to be feared than they
When worn with sickness, oft hast Thou
With health renewed my face
And when in sins and sorrows sunk,
Revived my soul with grace."
Because on me he set his love,
I'll save and set him free;
Because my great name he hath known,
I will him set on high.
He'll call on me, I'll answer him;
I will be with him still
In trouble to deliver him,
and honour him I will.
With length of days unto his mind
I will him satisfy;
I also my salvation
will cause his eyes to see (Ps. 91).
"The best wall of defense is to have no sin.
He's armed without who's innocent within."
-- Horace (Pope)