We continue in Psalm 91 today with verses 5-6:
Ps 91:5-6 (KJV)
5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
In the Interlinear Bible (Hebrew/English) the word "not" comes first and means exactly that, we should not do what comes next. Then is the phrase "Thou shalt be afraid", which is the Hebrew word, yare', which means: to fear, be afraid, be astonished, to dread or to be terrified. We are told that when we trust in God's Word (previous verses) then we won't fear the things mentioned next. "For the terror by night" is the Hebrew word, pachad, which means: sudden alarm or object of dread that comes at night. Nor "for the arrow", the Hebrew word, chets, which means: a piercer, an arrow, a wound, or the shaft of a spear, that flies by day, or in the daylight.
We shall also not be afraid "for the pestilence", the Hebrew word, deber, which means: a destroying pestilence, a plague or disease, that "walketh", or gets around, moves around (is contagious!) "in darkness" the Hebrew word, 'ophel, which means:darkness, obscurity or spiritual unreceptivity(being blinded to the Truth ofGod's Word). We will also NOT be afraid of the destruction that "wasteth", the Hebrew word, shuwd, which means: to devastate, to destroy, to ruin, to spoil, at noonday or midday.
Ultimately, what this is saying is that we don't have to fear ANYTHING at ANY TIME, WHEN we stay in that secret place! The Amplified Bible says this:
Ps 91:5-6 (Ampified)
5You shall not be afraid of the terror of the night, nor of the arrow (the evil plots and slanders of the wicked) that flies by day,
6Nor of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor of the destruction and sudden death that surprise and lay waste at noonday.
Stay in the "secret place" of being aware of God's presence and you will have confidence in the complete and powerful protection that is at your disposal AT ALL TIMES as a believer! I hope you're getting these Truths of the Word of God inside of you and that your faith is growing!
Shalom in Him!