Psalm 91:1-4; 124:1-8; 141:1-10 – Deliverance from the Snare

Deliverance from the Snare of the Enemy

Psalm 91:1–4 (LEB)

1 One who lives in the secret place of the Most High will lodge in the shadow of Shaddai. 2 I will say to Yahweh, “You are my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust.” 3 For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler, from the plague of destruction. 4 With his feathers he will cover you, and under his wings you can take refuge. His faithfulness will be a shield and a buckler.

Psalm 124:1–8 (LEB)

1 “If it had not been Yahweh who was on our side,” do let Israel say, 2 “If it had not been Yahweh who was on our side, when men rose up against us, 3 then they would have swallowed us alive, when their anger was kindled against us. 4 Then the waters would have flooded over us, the torrent would have passed over our soul. 5 Then over our soul would have passed the raging waters.” 6 Blessed be Yahweh, who has not made us prey for their teeth. 7 Our soul has escaped like a bird from the snare of fowlers. The snare is broken, and we have escaped. 8 Our help is in the name of Yahweh, maker of heaven and earth.

Psalm 141:1–10 (LEB)

1 I call on you, O Yahweh; hasten to me. Listen to my voice when I call to you. 2 Let my prayer be set before you as incense, the lifting up of my palms as the evening offering. 3 Set a guard, O Yahweh, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips. 4 Do not incline my heart to any evil thing, to practice wicked deeds with men who do iniquity; and do not let me eat of their delicacies. 5 Let a righteous one strike me in kindness, and let him chasten me. It is oil for my head; let not my head refuse. For still my prayer is against their evil deeds. 6 When their judges are thrown down the sides of a cliff, then they will understand that my words were pleasant. 7 As when one plows and breaks up the earth, so our bones are scattered at the mouth of Sheol. 8 But my eyes are toward you, O Yahweh, my Lord; I have taken refuge in you. Do not lay bare my soul. 9 Protect me from the grasp of the trap they have laid for me, and from the snares of evildoers. 10 Let the wicked fall into their nets, while I escape altogether.

Key Cross-Reference Verses

2 Timothy 2:24–26 (LEB)

24 And the slave of the Lord must not quarrel, but be kind toward everyone, skillful in teaching, tolerant, 25 correcting those who are opposed with gentleness, seeing whether perhaps God may grant them repentance to a knowledge of the truth, 26 and they will come to their senses again and escape from the trap (snare) of the devil, being held captive by him to do his will.

Luke 21:34–36 (LEB)

34 “But take care for yourselves, lest your hearts are weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of daily life, and that day come upon you suddenly 35 like a trap (snare). For it will come upon all who reside on the face of the whole earth. 36 But be alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to happen, and to stand before the Son of Man.”

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