Psalm 91:6
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New International Version
nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.

King James Bible
Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

Darby Bible Translation
For the pestilence that walketh in darkness, for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

World English Bible
nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that wastes at noonday.

Young's Literal Translation
Of pestilence in thick darkness that walketh, Of destruction that destroyeth at noon,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday - The rabbins supposed that the empire of death was under two demons, one of which ruled by day, the other by night. The Vulgate and Septuagint have - the noonday devil. The ancients thought that there were some demons who had the power to injure particularly at noonday. To this Theocritus refers, Id. 1: ver. 15: -

Ου θεμις, ω ποιμαν, το μεσαμβρινον, ου θεμις αμμιν

Συρισδεν· τον Πανα δεδοικαμες· η γαρ απ' αγρας

Τανικα κεκμακως αμπαυεται, εντι γε πικρος,

Και οἱ αει δριμεια χολα ποτι ῥινι καθηται.

"It is not lawful, it is not lawful, O shepherd, to play on the flute at noonday: we fear Pan, who at that hour goes to sleep in order to rest himself after the fatigues of the chase; then he is dangerous, and his wrath easily kindled."

Lucan, in the horrible account he gives us of a grove sacred to some barbarous power, worshipped with the most horrid rites, refers to the same superstition: -

Lucus erat longo nunquam violatus ab aevo,

Non illum cultu populi propiore frequentant,

Sed cessere deis: medio cum Phoebus in axe est.

Aut coelum nox atra tenet, pavet ipse sacerdos

Accessus, dominumque timet deprendere luci.

Lucan, lib. iii., ver. 399.

"Not far away, for ages past, had stood


Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Psalm 121:5,6 The LORD is your keeper: the LORD is your shade on your right hand...

Exodus 12:29,30 And it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt...

2 Kings 19:35 And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the LORD went out...


Numbers 16:48 And he stood between the dead and the living; and the plague was stayed.

2 Samuel 24:15 So the LORD sent a pestilence on Israel from the morning even to the time appointed...

Matthew 24:6,7 And you shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that you be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass...

1 Corinthians 10:3-10 And did all eat the same spiritual meat...

March 18. "Neither Shall any Plague Come Near Thy Dwelling" (Ps. Xci. 10).
"Neither shall any plague come near thy dwelling" (Ps. xci. 10). We know what it is to be fireproof, to be waterproof: but it is a greater thing to be proof against sin. It is possible to be so filled with the Spirit and presence of Jesus that all the shafts of the enemy glance off our heavenly armor; that all the burrs and thistles which grow on the wayside fail to stick to our heavenly robes; that all the noxious vapors of the pit disappear before the warm breath of the Holy Ghost, and we walk
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

The Answer to Trust
'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.' --PSALM xci. 14. There are two voices speaking in the earlier part of this psalm: one that of a saint who professes his reliance upon the Lord, his Fortress; and another which answers the former speaker, and declares that he shall be preserved by God. In this verse, which is the first of the final portion of the psalm, we have a third voice--the voice of God Himself, which
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Gerhard Ter Steegen Ps. xci. 4 Take me, Jesus, to Thy breast; Folded close in warmth and rest, Keep me near to Thee; Silenced in the bliss profound Of the love that wraps me round, Every care shall be. Every breath for Thee alone, O my heart's beloved One; Comfort me in sleep. Still deep rest art Thou to Thine, Safely in Thine arms divine Thy beloved keep.
Frances Bevan—Hymns of Ter Steegen, Suso, and Others

God's Merciful Guardianship of his People. --Ps. Xci.
God's merciful Guardianship of his People.--Ps. xci. Call Jehovah thy salvation, Rest beneath the Almighty's shade, In his secret habitation Dwell, and never be dismay'd: There no tumult shall alarm thee, Thou shalt dread no hidden snare, Guile nor violence can harm thee In eternal safeguard there. From the sword at noon-day wasting, From the noisome pestilence, In the depth of midnight blasting, God shall be thy sure defence; Fear not thou the deadly quiver, When a thousand feel the blow, Mercy
James Montgomery—Sacred Poems and Hymns

Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:24
I will send wasting famine against them, consuming pestilence and deadly plague; I will send against them the fangs of wild beasts, the venom of vipers that glide in the dust.

2 Kings 19:35
That night the angel of the LORD went out and put to death a hundred and eighty-five thousand in the Assyrian camp. When the people got up the next morning--there were all the dead bodies!

Job 5:21
You will be protected from the lash of the tongue, and need not fear when destruction comes.

Job 5:22
You will laugh at destruction and famine, and need not fear the wild animals.

Psalm 91:3
Surely he will save you from the fowler's snare and from the deadly pestilence.

Psalm 91:10
no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent.

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