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Psalms 91:11

    Psalms 91:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For he shall give his angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For he will give his angels charge over thee, To keep thee in all thy ways.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For he will give you into the care of his angels to keep you wherever you go.

    Webster's Revision

    For he will give his angels charge over thee, To keep thee in all thy ways.

    World English Bible

    For he will put his angels in charge of you, to guard you in all your ways.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 91:11

    He shall give his angels charge over thee - Evil spirits may attempt to injure thee; but they shall not be able. The angels of God shall have an especial charge to accompany, defend, and preserve thee; and against their power, the influence of evil spirits cannot prevail. These will, when necessary, turn thy steps out of the wag of danger; ward it off when it comes in thy ordinary path; suggest to thy mind prudent counsels, profitable designs, and pious purposes; and thus minister to thee as a child of God, and an heir of salvation.

    To keep thee in all thy ways - The path of duty is the way of safety.

    Thou canst not reasonably expect protection if thou walk not in the way of obedience. Thy ways are the paths of duty, which God's word and providence have marked out for thee. The way of sin is not thy way - thy duty, thy interest. Keep in thy own ways, not in those of sin, Satan, the world, and the flesh; and God will take care of thee.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 91:11

    For he shall give his angels charge over thee - literally, "He will give 'command' to his angels." That is, he would instruct them, or appoint them for this purpose. This passage Psalm 91:11-12 was applied to the Saviour by the tempter. Matthew 4:6. See the notes at that passage. This, however, does not prove that it had an original reference to the Messiah, for even if we should suppose that Satan was a correct and reliable expounder of the Scriptures, all that the passage would prove as used by him would be, that the righteous, or those who were the friends of God, might rely confidently on his protection, and that Jesus, if he was of God, might do this as others might. On the sentiment in the passage, to wit, that God employs his angels to protect his people, see the notes at Psalm 34:7; compare the notes at Hebrews 1:14.

    To keep thee in all thy ways - To preserve thee wheresoever thou goest.