1 Jehovah is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? Jehovah is the strength of my life; Whom shall I dread?
2 When evildoers come near me To devour my flesh, It is they, my adversaries and my enemies, Who stumble and fall.
3 If an army camps against me, My heart does not fear; If a battle arises against me, In spite of this I am confident.
4 One thing I have asked from Jehovah; That do I seek: To dwell in the house of Jehovah All the days of my life, To behold the beauty of Jehovah, And to inquire in His temple.
5 For He will conceal me in His shelter In the day of trouble; He will hide me in the hiding place of His tent; He will raise me up upon a rock.
6 And now my head is lifted up Above my enemies who surround me. And I will offer in His tent Sacrifices of shouts of joy: I will sing and psalm to Jehovah.
7 Hear, O Jehovah, when I call with my voice, And be gracious to me and answer me.
8 When You say, Seek My face, To You my heart says, Your face, O Jehovah, will I seek.
9 Do not hide Your face from me; Do not turn Your servant away in Your anger; You have been my help. Do not abandon me or forsake me, O God of my salvation.
10 If my father and my mother forsake me, Jehovah will take me up.
11 Teach me, O Jehovah, Your way, And lead me on a level path Because of those who lie in wait for me.
12 Do not give me over To the desire of my adversaries; For false witnesses have risen up against me, And those who breathe out threats.
13 I have believed That I would see the goodness of Jehovah In the land of the living.
14 Wait for Jehovah; Be strong, and let your heart be encouraged. Yes, wait for Jehovah.