1 «[A Psalm] of David.» The LORD [is] myBecause he was assured of good success in all his dangers and that his salvation was surely laid up in God, he did not fear the tyranny of his enemies.light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD [is] the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
2 When the wicked, euen mine enemies and my foes came vpon mee to eate vp my flesh; they stumbled and fell.
3 Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, inThat God will deliver me and give my faith the victory.this [will] I [be] confident.
4 The loss of country, wife and all worldly conveniences would not grieve me as much as this one thing, that I may not praise your name in the midst of the congregation.One [thing] have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple.
5 For in the time of trouble hee shall hide mee in his Tabernacle: in the secrete place of his pauillion shall he hide me, and set me vp vpon a rocke.
6 David assured himself by the Spirit of prophecy that he should overcome his enemies and serve God in his tabernacle.And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD.
7 Hearken vnto my voyce, O Lorde, when I crie: haue mercie also vpon mee and heare mee.
8 [When thou saidst],He grounds on God's promise and shows that he is most willing to obey his commandment.Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek.
9 Hide not therefore thy face from mee, nor cast thy seruat away in displeasure: thou hast bene my succour: leaue me not, neither forsake mee, O God of my saluation.
10 He magnifies God's love toward his, which far passes the most tender love of parents towards their children.When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up.
11 Teache mee thy way, O Lorde, and leade me in a right path, because of mine enemies.
12 Deliver me not over unto theBut either pacify their wrath, or bridle their rage.will of mine enemies: 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 the LORDIn this present life before I die, as in (Isa_38:11).in the land of the living.
14 He exhorts himself to depend on the Lord seeing he never failed in his promises.Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.