1 7 (Of Dovid) Hashem is my ohr and Yishi (my Salvation); whom shall I fear? Hashem is the ma’oz (stronghold) of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
2 When the resha’im, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to devour my basar, they stumbled and fell.
3 Though an army should encamp against me, my lev shall not fear; though milchamah should break out against me, in this will I be confident.
4 One thing have I asked of Hashem, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the Bais Hashem all the days of my life, to behold the gracefulness of Hashem, and to inquire in His Heikhal.
5 For in the Yom Ra’ah (day of evil) He shall keep me safe in His Sukkah; in the shelter of His Ohel shall He conceal me; He shall set me up upon a Tzur (rock).
6 And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies around about me; therefore will I offer in His Ohel sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing, yea, I will make music unto Hashem.
7 Shema, Hashem, when I call with my voice; chaneini also upon me, and answer me.
8 When my lev said of Thee, Seek ye My face, my lev said unto Thee, Thy face, Hashem, will I seek.
9 Hide not Thy face far from me; turn not Thy eved away in anger; Thou hast been my ezer; leave me not, neither forsake me, Elohei Yishi (G-d of my Salvation).
10 When avi and immi forsake me, then Hashem will take me up.
11 Teach me Thy Derech, Hashem, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.
12 Deliver me not over unto the desire of mine enemies; for edei sheker are risen up against me, and such as breathe out chamas.
13 Did I not believe to see Hashem’s goodness in the Eretz Chayyim!
14 Wait for Hashem: Chazak! And strengthen thine lev. Wait, I say, for Hashem.