A Psalm of David.
1
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, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.
3
Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.
4
One thing have I desired 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 enquire in his temple.
5
For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me;
he shall set me up upon a rock.
6
And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy;
I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD.
7
Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me.
8
When thou saidst, Seek ye my face;
my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek.
9
Hide not thy face far from me;
put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast 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 thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.
12
Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.
13
I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
14
Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.