1 “Of David.” The Lord is my light and my salvation; of whom shall I be afraid? the Lord is the fortress of my life; of whom shall I have dread?
2 When evil-doers come near against me to eat up my flesh, my assailants and my enemies at me: then do they stumble and fall.
3 If an army should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: if war should arise against me, even then will I have trust.
4 One thing have I asked of the Lord, that I will seek for: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the loveliness of the Lord, and to be every morning early in his temple.
5 For he will hide me in his pavilion on the day of evil; he will conceal me in the secret of his tabernacle; upon a rock will he place me high.
6 And now will my head be lifted up above my enemies all round about me; and I will sacrifice in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy: I will sing, and I will triumphantly play unto the Lord.
7 Hear, O Lord, my voice, [when] I call, and be gracious unto me, and answer me.
8 Of thee, said my heart, “Seek ye my presence”: thy presence, Lord, will I seek.
9 Hide [then] not thy face from me; reject not in anger thy servant, thou [who] hast been my help: cast me not off, nor forsake me, O God of my salvation.
10 For my father and my mother have forsaken me; but the Lord will take me up.
11 Point me out thy way, O Lord! and guide me on a level path, because of those that regard me enviously.
12 Give me not up to the [revengeful] desire of my assailants; for there are risen up against me false witnesses, and such as utter violence.
13 Unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of life—
14 Wait on the Lord; be strong, and let thy heart be of good courage; and only wait on the Lord.