After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am your shield…
Luther was once asked, "Where would you find safety if the Elector of Saxony were to desert you?" He replied, "Under the shield of heaven." God has engaged to preserve His loving, trusting, and obedient people "from all evil"; therefore, as we abide under His protection, we may be "safe from fear of evil." "If God be for us, who can be against us?" A good man once had a poisoned cup given him to drink; but the cup fell, its contents were spilled, and the wicked design was frustrated. "The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear Him, and delivereth them."
Parallel VersesKJV: After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.