A Psalm of David.

[1] JEHOVAH is my light and my salvation;

Whom shall I fear?

Jehovah is the strength〖Or, stronghold.〗 of my life;

Of whom shall I be afraid?

[2] When evil-doers came upon me to eat up my flesh,

Even mine adversaries and my foes, they stumbled and fell.

[3] Though a host should encamp against me,

My heart shall not fear:

Though war should rise against me,

Even〖Or, In this.〗 then will I be confident.

[4] One thing have I asked of Jehovah, that will I seek after:

That I may dwell in the house of Jehovah all the days of my life,

To behold the〖Or, the pleasantness.〗 beauty of Jehovah,

And to inquire〖Or, consider his temple.〗 in his temple.

[5] For in the day of trouble he will keep me secretly in his pavilion:

In the covert of his tabernacle〖Heb. tent.〗 will he hide me;

He will lift me up upon a rock.

[6] And now shall my head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me;

And I will offer in his tabernacle〖Heb. tent.〗 sacrifices of joy;〖Or, shouting.Or, trumpet-sound.〗

I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto Jehovah.

[7] Hear, O Jehovah, when I cry with my voice:

Have mercy also upon me, and answer me.

[8] When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee,

Thy face, Jehovah, will I seek.

[9] Hide not thy face from me;

Put not thy servant away in anger:

Thou hast been my help;

Cast me not off, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.

[10] When〖Or, For my father and my mother have forsaken me, But Jehovah &c.〗 my father and my mother forsake me,

Then Jehovah will take me up.

[11] Teach me thy way, O Jehovah;

And lead me in a plain path,

Because of mine〖Or, them that lie in wait for me.〗 enemies.

[12] Deliver me not over unto the will of mine adversaries:

For false witnesses are risen up against me,

And such as breathe out cruelty.

[13] I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of Jehovah

In the land of the living.

[14] Wait for Jehovah:

Be strong, and let thy heart take courage;

Yea, wait thou for Jehovah.

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