God in Psalm 91

Psalm 91:1-2 (KJV) “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High elyown (el-yone’) – an elevation, lofty, the Supreme; from alah (aw-law’), to be high, ascend

shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty shadday (shad-dah’-ee) – from shadad, to be powerful, destroy, oppress, lay waste.

I will say of the Lord, yehovah (yeh-ho-vaw’) – self-existent, eternal

He is my refuge and my fortress: my God elohiym (el-o-heem’) – (plural) gods; supreme gods; from eloahh (singular), a diety; from el, strength, might; almighty;

in him will I trust.”

Imagine a majestic bird of prey, a raptor such as an eagle or hawk high among the mountain crags, powerful ruler of all it surveys. Destroyer of anything unwelcome that enters his domain, yet carefully sheltering and protecting its young — you!

Read this Psalm with that image in mind…

(1) Most High = elyown (el-yone’) – an elevation, lofty, the Supreme; from alah (aw-law’), to be high, ascend.

(2) Almighty = shadday (shad-dah’-ee) – from shadad, to be powerful, destroy, oppress, lay waste.

(3) Lord = yehovah (yeh-ho-vaw’) – self-existent, eternal; Hebrew national name for God, not pronounced; elohiym used instead.

(4) God = elohiym (el-o-heem’) – (plural) gods; supreme gods; from eloahh (singular), a diety; from el, strength, might; almighty.

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