1 The LORD is my light and my salvation — ¶ whom shall I fear? ¶ The LORD is the stronghold of my life — ¶ of whom shall I be afraid?
2 When the wicked advance against me ¶ to devour [^1] me, ¶ it is my enemies and my foes ¶ who will stumble and fall.
3 Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; ¶ though war break out against me, ¶ even then I will be confident.
4 One thing I ask from the LORD, ¶ this only do I seek: ¶ that I may dwell in the house of the LORD ¶ all the days of my life, ¶ to gaze on the beauty of the LORD ¶ and to seek him in his temple.
5 For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; ¶ he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent ¶ and set me high upon a rock.
6 Then my head will be exalted ¶ above the enemies who surround me; ¶ at his sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy; ¶ I will sing and make music to the LORD.
7 Hear my voice when I call, LORD; ¶ be merciful to me and answer me.
8 My heart says of you, "Seek his face!" Your face, LORD, I will seek.
9 Do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger; ¶ you have been my helper. ¶ Do not reject me or forsake me, ¶ God my Savior.
10 Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me.
11 Teach me your way, LORD; lead me in a straight path ¶ because of my oppressors.
12 Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes, for false witnesses rise up against me, ¶ spouting malicious accusations.
13 I remain confident of this: ¶ I will see the goodness of the LORD ¶ in the land of the living.
14 Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart ¶ and wait for the LORD.