1 A Psalm of David. The LORD [is] my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD [is] the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
2 When the wicked, my enemies and my foes, came on me to eat my flesh, they stumbled and fell.
3 Though an army should camp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war should rise against me, in this I am trusting.
4 One [thing] I have desired from the LORD, that I will seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to pray in His temple.
5 For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His shelter, in the secrecy of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me up on a rock.
6 And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies, my encirclers; and I will offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle. I will sing; yea, I will sing praises to the LORD.
7 Hear, O LORD, [when] I cry with my voice; and have mercy on me, and answer me.
8 My heart says to You, Seek my face; Your face, O LORD, I will seek;
9 Hide not Your face from me. Turn not Your servant away in anger; You have been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.
10 When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up.
11 Teach me Your way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of my enemies.
12 Deliver me not over to the will of my enemies; for false witnesses have risen up against me, and he that breathes out cruelty.
13 [I would have] fainted unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
14 Hope in the LORD; be of good courage, and He shall make your heart strong; yea, hope in the LORD.