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Psalm 91:2

ESV I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
NIV I will say of the LORD, 'He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.'
NASB I will say to the Lord, 'My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!'
CSB I will say concerning the Lord, who is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust:
NLT This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him.
KJV I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

What does Psalm 91:2 mean?

This continues the theme of God's protection and provision. The psalmist refers to the Lord as both a "refuge" and a "fortress." A "refuge" is a place people can fall back to in times of hardship or danger. A fortress is similar, but the typical "fortress" is a building designed for battle. It provides safety from an attacking enemy and gives those inside the means to withstand an assault.

The ultimate security offered by God is eternal. Jesus promises His followers eternal life, without any possibility of being taken away from God (John 10:28–30). The apostle Paul wrote that nothing can separate the Lord's people from the love of Christ (Romans 8:35–39). He added that we are more than conquerors over all kinds of trouble, including intense persecution and deprivation, "through him who loved us" (Romans 8:37).

Here, the psalmist declares that the Lord is his God, and he trusts in Him. As our refuge and fortress, the Lord merits our full confidence.
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