He who dwells … Psalms 91:1

Key Verse

  • He who 1dwells in the 2secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. Psalms 91:1 NKJV
  • He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand]. Psalms 91:1 AMPC

Hebrew/Greek Dictionary (Strong's)

13247 ישׁב [yâshab] \yaw-shab’\
A primitive root; properly to sit down (specifically as {judge} in {ambush} in quiet); by implication to {dwell} to remain; causatively to {settle} to marry: – (make to) abide ({-ing}) {continue} (cause {to} make to) dwell ({-ing}) ease {self} {endure} {establish} X {fail} {habitation} {haunt} (make to) inhabit ({-ant}) make to keep {[house]} {lurking} X marry ({-ing}) (bring again to) {place} {remain} {return} {seat} set ({-tle}) (down-) sit ({-down} {still} -ting {down} -ting [place] {-uate}) {take} tarry.

25643 סתרה סתר [sêther sithrâh] \{say’-ther} sith-raw’\
From 5641; a cover (in a good or a {bad} a literal or a figurative sense): – {backbiting} {covering} {covert} X disguise {[-th]} hiding {place} {privily} {protection} secret ({-ly} place).



Dwelling Place. We may spend many hours at our work place but that is not where we dwell. Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines dwell as “to live as a resident/where the heart of the matter dwells/to keep the attention directed”. In this context of this verse, objective is to make God our dwelling place i.e. Turn our focus back to God every so often. See 

  • Set your mind and keep focused habitually on the things above [the heavenly things], not on things that are on the earth [which have only temporal value]. Col 3:2 AMP

Secret place of the Most High. See also

  • But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. Mt 6:6 NKJV
  • But when you pray, go into your most private room, close the door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees [what is done] in secret will reward you. Mt 6:6 AMP

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