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The Psalms: 23 and 91, God's reassurance
We have revealed to you this scripture, and those whom we blessed with the previous scripture will believe in it. Also, some of your people will believe in it. Indeed, those who disregard our revelations are the real disbelievers. [29:47]
We are told in many places in the Quran that the previous scriptures, including the Psalms, are from God. We know
absolutely that the Quran is the final scripture, that it is complete and fully
detailed, and that it supercedes all previous scripture. What
we revealed to you in this scripture is the truth, consummating all previous
scriptures. God is fully Cognizant of His servants, Seer. (35:31) Therefore,
if any discrepancies occur between the Bible and the Quran we know that the
Quran is the truth. But we also know that the Bible is based on the truth, that
it contains God’s word, and that it is full of beautiful passages. For example, Some beautifully reassuring passages appear in the Psalms.
The 23rd Psalm is well-known in the western world:
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul; he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely, goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever. *
Psalm 91 is another passage with God's reassurances.
You who live in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty,
will say to the Lord, "My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust."
For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence;
he will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and buckler.
You will not fear the terror of the night, or the arrow that flies by day,
or the pestilence that stalks in darkness, or the destruction that wastes at noonday.
A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.
You will only look with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.
Because you have made the Lord your refuge, the Most High your dwelling place,
no evil shall befall you, no scourge come near your tent.
For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.
On their hands they will bear you up, so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.
You will tread on the lion and the adder, the young lion and the serpent you will trample under foot.
Those who love me, I will deliver; I will protect those who know my name.
When they call to me, I will answer them; I will be with them in trouble, I will rescue them and honor them.
With long life I will satisfy them, and show them my salvation.
* [Psalm 23 was quoted from the King James Version; Psalm 91 from the New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition]
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