Psalm 91:13

Hebrew Bible

11 For he will order his angels to protect you in all you do. 12 They will lift you up in their hands, so you will not slip and fall on a stone. 13 You will subdue a lion and a snake; you will trample underfoot a young lion and a serpent. 14 The Lord says, “Because he is devoted to me, I will deliver him; I will protect him because he is loyal to me. 15 When he calls out to me, I will answer him. I will be with him when he is in trouble; I will rescue him and bring him honor.

LXX Psalm 90:13


11 For he shall give his angels charge concerning thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. 12 They shall bear thee up on their hands, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. 13 Thou shalt tread on the asp and basilisk: and thou shalt trample on the lion and dragon. 14 For he has hoped in me, and I will deliver him: I will protect him, because he has known my name. 15 He shall call upon me, and I will hearken to him: I am with him in affliction; and I will deliver him, and glorify him.

 Notes and References

"... The term ןיִנַּתּ sometimes appears to refer to an ordinary snake (e.g., Deut 32:33, Ps 91:13). However, these too might bear mythological significance. Indeed, the LXX translates ןיִנַּתּ in Ps 90:13 (= MT 91:13) as δράκοντα (dragon) ..."

Noegel, Scott B. Jonah and Leviathan Inner-Biblical Allusions and the Problem with Dragons (pp. 236-260) Studies in Judaism and Christianity from Second Temple to Late Antiquity Brescia 37, 2, 2015

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