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 ?
When the wicked , even mine enemies and my foes , camea upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell .
Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear : though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident .
4One 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 beautyb 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 tabernaclesacrifices of joy;c I will sing , yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD.7Hear , O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me.
When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heartsaid unto thee, Thy face,LORD, will I seek .
9Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servantaway in anger: thou hast been my help;leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.10
When my father and my motherforsake me, then the LORD will take me up .
11Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plaindpath, because of mine enemies .
12Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for falsewitnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe outcruelty.13
I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.14Wait on the LORD: be of good courage , and he shall strengthen thine heart:wait , I say, on the LORD.