The LORD is my a light and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
The b LORD is the strength of my life;
Of whom shall I be afraid?
When the wicked came against me
To c eat 1 up my flesh,
My enemies and foes,
They stumbled and fell.
d Though an army may encamp against me,
My heart shall not fear;
Though war may rise against me,
In this I will be confident.
e One thing I have desired of the LORD,
That will I seek:
That I may f dwell in the house of the LORD
All the days of my life,
To behold the 2 beauty of the LORD,
And to inquire in His temple.
For g in the time of trouble
He shall hide me in His pavilion;
In the secret place of His tabernacle
He shall hide me;
He shall h set me high upon a rock.
And now i my head shall be 3 lifted up above my enemies all around me;
Therefore I will offer sacrifices of 4 joy in His tabernacle;
I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the LORD.
Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice!
Have mercy also upon me, and answer me. 8 When You said, "Seek My face,"
My heart said to You, "Your face, LORD, I will seek." 9 j Do not hide Your face from me;
Do not turn Your servant away in anger;
You have been my help;
Do not leave me nor forsake me,
O God of my salvation. 10 k When my father and my mother forsake me,
Then the LORD will take care of me.
l Teach me Your way, O LORD,
And lead me in a smooth path, because of my enemies. 12 Do not deliver me to the will of my adversaries;
For m false witnesses have risen against me,
And such as breathe out violence.
I would have lost heart, unless I had believed
That I would see the goodness of the LORD
n In the land of the living. 14 o Wait 5 on the LORD;
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the LORD!