New American Standard Bible
You will not be afraid of the terror by night, Or of the arrow that flies by day;
King James Bible
Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
Darby Bible Translation
Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night, for the arrow that flieth by day,
World English Bible
You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day;
Young's Literal Translation
Thou art not afraid of fear by night, Of arrow that flieth by day,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night - That which usually causes alarm at night - a sudden attack; an unexpected incursion of enemies; sudden disease coming on by night; or the pestilence which seems to love night, and to "walk in darkness." Any one of these things seems to be aggravated by night and darkness; and hence, we most dread them then. We cannot see their approach; we cannot measure their outlines; we know not the extent of the danger, or what may be the calamity.
Nor for the arrow that flieth by day - Whether shot from the bow of God - as pestilence and disease; or from the hand of man in battle. The idea is, that he that trusts in God will be calm. Compare the notes at Psalm 56:3.
LibraryTerror by Night
(Preached in Lent.) PSALM xci. 5. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night. You may see, if you will read your Bible, that the night is spoken of in the Old Testament much as we speak of it now, as a beautiful and holy thing. The old Jews were not afraid of any terror by night. They rejoiced to consider the heavens, the work of God's fingers, the moon and the stars, which he had ordained. They looked on night, as we do, as a blessed time of rest and peace for men, in which the beasts of …
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To shoot from concealment at the blameless; Suddenly they shoot at him, and do not fear.
The sun will not smite you by day, Nor the moon by night.
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