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Psalm 91

Psa. 91:2 KJV (With Strong’s)

I will say
'amar (Hebrew #559)
to say (used with great latitude)
KJV usage: answer, appoint, avouch, bid, boast self, call, certify, challenge, charge, + (at the, give) command(-ment), commune, consider, declare, demand, X desire, determine, X expressly, X indeed, X intend, name, X plainly, promise, publish, report, require, say, speak (against, of), X still, X suppose, talk, tell, term, X that is, X think, use (speech), utter, X verily, X yet.
Pronounce: aw-mar'
Origin: a primitive root
of the Lord
Yhovah (Hebrew #3068)
(the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God
KJV usage: Jehovah, the Lord. Compare 3050, 3069.
Pronounce: yeh-ho-vaw'
Origin: from 1961
, He is my refuge
machaceh (Hebrew #4268)
from 2620; a shelter (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: hope, (place of) refuge, shelter, trust.
Pronounce: makh-as-eh'
Origin: or machceh {makh-seh'}
and my fortress
matsuwd (Hebrew #4686)
or (feminine) mtsuwdah {mets-oo-daw'}; or mtsudah {mets-oo-daw'}; for 4685; a net, or (abstractly) capture; also a fastness; --castle, defense, fort(-ress), (strong) hold, be hunted, net, snare, strong place.
Pronounce: maw-tsood'
: my God
'elohiym (Hebrew #430)
gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative
KJV usage: angels, X exceeding, God (gods)(-dess, -ly), X (very) great, judges, X mighty.
Pronounce: el-o-heem'
Origin: plural of 433
; in him will I trust
batach (Hebrew #982)
properly, to hie for refuge (but not so precipitately as 2620); figuratively, to trust, be confident or sure
KJV usage: be bold (confident, secure, sure), careless (one, woman), put confidence, (make to) hope, (put, make to) trust.
Pronounce: baw-takh'
Origin: a primitive root

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I will.
Psa. 91:9• 9Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; (Psa. 91:9)
Psa. 18:2• 2The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. (Psa. 18:2)
Psa. 46:1• 1<<To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, A Song upon Alamoth.>> God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. (Psa. 46:1)
Psa. 71:3• 3Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress. (Psa. 71:3)
Psa. 142:5• 5I cried unto thee, O Lord: I said, Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living. (Psa. 142:5)
Deut. 32:30‑31• 30How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the Lord had shut them up?
31For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges.
(Deut. 32:30‑31)
Deut. 33:27‑29• 27The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them.
28Israel then shall dwell in safety alone: the fountain of Jacob shall be upon a land of corn and wine; also his heavens shall drop down dew.
29Happy art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee, O people saved by the Lord, the shield of thy help, and who is the sword of thy excellency! and thine enemies shall be found liars unto thee; and thou shalt tread upon their high places.
(Deut. 33:27‑29)
Prov. 18:10• 10The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. (Prov. 18:10)
my God.
Psa. 43:4• 4Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God. (Psa. 43:4)
Psa. 48:14• 14For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death. (Psa. 48:14)
Psa. 67:6‑7• 6Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us.
7God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.
(Psa. 67:6‑7)
Gen. 17:7• 7And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. (Gen. 17:7)
Deut. 26:17‑19• 17Thou hast avouched the Lord this day to be thy God, and to walk in his ways, and to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and to hearken unto his voice:
18And the Lord hath avouched thee this day to be his peculiar people, as he hath promised thee, and that thou shouldest keep all his commandments;
19And to make thee high above all nations which he hath made, in praise, and in name, and in honor; and that thou mayest be an holy people unto the Lord thy God, as he hath spoken.
(Deut. 26:17‑19)
Jer. 31:1• 1At the same time, saith the Lord, will I be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be my people. (Jer. 31:1)
Luke 20:38• 38For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto him. (Luke 20:38)
Heb. 11:16• 16But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city. (Heb. 11:16)
in him.
 The Spirit of God, in Hebrews 2:13, uses the statement “I will put my trust in him,” as the language of Christ. It is the acceptance by Christ of the proposal of verse 1. (Psalms 91 by H. Smith)
 It is a wilderness psalm, and, in after days is used by the Spirit of God in the wilderness circumstances of our Lord (See Luke 4:10 and Heb. 1:14). (Psalms 91 by H. Smith)
 Then we learn from the lips of Christ that the One who is supreme in position and absolute in power is the Jehovah of Israel―the Eternal God, the I AM. How safe then―how sure of blessing must be the one who dwells in His secret place. (Psalms 91 by H. Smith)
 Faith thus, in its confession of His name, makes its refuge and strong tower, and moreover trusts in it: a great thing, for no power of evil, no cause of distress can be anything to upset the mind, if the Lord be looked to and trusted in. (Practical Reflections on the Psalms: Psalms 90-93 by J.N. Darby)

J. N. Darby Translation

I say ofo Jehovah, My refuge and my fortress; my God, I will confide in him.

JND Translation Notes

Or "to."