A Psalm of David
1 Jehovah is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? Jehovah is the strength of
my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
2 When the wicked, my enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat my flesh, they
stumbled and fell.
3 Though an army should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war should
rise against me, in this I have confidence.
4 One thing I have desired from Jehovah, that I will seek after: That I may dwell in the
house of Jehovah all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of Jehovah, and to inquire
in His temple.
5 For in the time of evil He shall hide me in His den, in the secrecy of His tent He shall hide me; He shall lift me up upon a rock.
6 And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me; and I will offer sacrifices of joy in His tent. I will sing; yea, I will make music unto Jehovah.
7 Hear, O Jehovah, when I cry out with my voice, and have mercy upon me and answer
8 When You say, Seek My face, my heart has said unto You, Your face, O Jehovah, I will
9 Hide not Your face from me; turn not Your servant away in anger. You have been my
help; do not leave me, nor forsake me, O God of my salvation.
10 When my father and my mother forsake me, then Jehovah will gather me up.
11 Teach me Your way, O Jehovah, and lead me in a plain path, because of my enemies.
12 Do not deliver me over to the will of my enemies; for false witnesses have risen up
against me, and such as breathe out violence.
13 I would have fainted unless I had believed to see the goodness of Jehovah in the land
of the living.
14 Wait upon Jehovah; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; wait, I
say, upon Jehovah!