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11Q11 Psalmsf

Language: Hebrew

Date: About 50 A.D.

Location: Qumran Cave 11

Contents: This scroll contains about 60 verses of what appears to be a non-canonical psalm or psalms, followed by a variant reading of Psalms 91:1-16


Psalms 91

Of David[1]

1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High

will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

I will say The one saying of Yahweh, “He is my refuge and my fortress;

my God, the trustworthy one, in whom I trust.”

3 For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler,

and from the deadly pestilence.

He will cover you with his feathers.

Under his wings you will take refuge dwell.

His faithfulness loving kindness is your shield and his faithfulness is a rampart. Selah

You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,

nor of the arrow that flies by day;

nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,

nor of the destruction that wastes at noonday,

nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness.

A thousand may fall at your side,

and ten thousand at your right hand;

but it will not come near strike you.

You will only look with your eyes,

and see the recompense of the wicked.[2]

Because you have made Yahweh your refuge,

and the Most High your dwelling place,

You have called your shelter…his delight.

10 no evil shall happen to you, You shall not see evil

neither shall any plague come near strike your dwelling.

11 For he will put his angels in charge of you,

to guard you in all your ways.

12 They will bear you up in their hands,

so that you won’t dash your foot against a stone.

13 You will tread on the lion and cobra and the viper[3].

You will trample the young lion and the serpent underfoot.

14 “Because he has set his love on me, therefore I will deliver him.

I will set him on high, because he has known my name.

Because you delight in Yahweh,

He will deliver you, and be your refuge.


16 I will satisfy him with long life,

and show him my salvation.”

He will show you his salvation. Selah.

Then they will answer: “Amen, amen.” Selah.


[1] Matches the LXX.

[2] The noun-verb order in this scroll differs from the MT, without changing the translation.

[3] Matches the LXX.

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