1 A Psalm of David.
2 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?
3 When evildoers assail me, uttering slanders against me, my adversaries and foes, they shall stumble and fall.
4 Though a host encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, yet I will be confident.
5 One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I 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 inquire in his temple.
6 For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent, he will set me high upon a rock.
7 And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies round about me; and I will offer in his tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing and make melody to the LORD.
8 Hear, O LORD, when I cry aloud, be gracious to me and answer me!
9 Thou hast said, "Seek ye my face." My heart says to thee, "Thy face, LORD, do I seek."
10 Hide not thy face from me. Turn not thy servant away in anger, thou who hast been my help. Cast me not off, forsake me not, O God of my salvation!
11 For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the LORD will take me up.
12 Teach me thy way, O LORD; and lead me on a level path because of my enemies.
13 Give me not up to the will of my adversaries; for false witnesses have risen against me, and they breathe out violence.
14 I believe that I shall see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living! [ (Psalms 27:15) Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; yea, wait for the LORD! ]