Jehovah is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?
Jehovah is the strength of my life; whom shall I dread?
When evildoers come··near against me to eat··up my flesh,
my adversaries and my enemies to me, they◦ shall stumble and fall.
Though a camp should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear;
though war should rise··up against me, in this will I◦ trust.
One thing have I asked from Jehovah, that◦ will I seek;
that I may dwell in the house of Jehovah all the days of my life,
to behold the pleasantness of Jehovah,
and to visit· in His temple ·in··the··morning*.
For He will keep· me ·secretly in His shelter in the day of evil,
He will hide me in the hiding··place of His tent;
On◦ a rock He will exalt me.
And now shall my head be exalted over my enemies all around me;
and I will sacrifice in His tent sacrifices of shouting; I will sing, and play··psalms to Jehovah.
Hear, O Jehovah, I will call··with my voice:
and be··gracious··to me, and answer me.
To thee, O my heart, He has said, Seek ye My face!
Thy face, O Jehovah, will I Seek.
Hide not Thy face from me;
make not Thy servant go··aside in anger.
Thou hast been my help, abandon me not:
and forsake me not, O God of my salvation.
When◦ my father and my mother forsake me,
then Jehovah will gather me.
Instruct me, O Jehovah, in Thy way,
and lead me in a path of uprightness because··of◦ my foes;
give· me not ·over unto the will of my adversaries:
for witnesses of falsity are risen··up against◦ me, and he who puffs··out violence,
unless I had··believed to see the goodness of Jehovah
in the land of lives*.
Wait for◦ Jehovah; hold··firm and He shall encourage thine heart;
and wait for◦ Jehovah.