Of David.

A Declaration of Trust

1 Yahweh [is] my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? Yahweh [is] the refuge of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
2 When evildoers drew near against me to eat my flesh-- my adversaries and my enemies [who drew near] to me-- they themselves stumbled and fell.
3 Though an army encamp against me, my heart will not fear. Though war arise against me, [even] in this I [will] remain confident.
4 One [thing] I have asked from Yahweh; it I will seek: [that] I may dwell in the house of Yahweh all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of Yahweh, and to consider his temple.
5 Because he will hide me in his shelter in [the] day of trouble. He will conceal me in the hiding place of his tent. He will set me high upon a rock.
6 And now my head will be high over my enemies round about me. And I will offer in his tent sacrifices with shouts of joy. I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to Yahweh.
7 Hear, O Yahweh, my voice [when] I call, and be gracious to me and answer me.
8 On your behalf my heart says, "Seek my face." Your face, O Yahweh, I do seek.
9 Do not hide your face from me; do not turn your servant away in anger. You have been my help; do not abandon nor forsake me, O God of my salvation.
10 If my father or my mother forsake me, then Yahweh will receive me.
11 Teach me, O Yahweh, your way, and lead me on a level path because of my enemies.
12 Do not give me over to the desire of my enemies, because false witnesses have arisen against me, and [each] breathing out violence.
13 Surely I believe [that I will] see the goodness of Yahweh in [the] land of [the] living.
14 Wait for Yahweh. Be strong and let your heart show strength, and wait for Yahweh.