Psalm of David
1 Jehovah is my light and my salvation. Whom shall I fear? Jehovah is the stronghold of my life. Who is there to be afraid of?
2 Evildoers accosted me to tear me to pieces. My opponents and enemies stumbled and fell.
3 Even though an army sets up camp against me, my heart will not be afraid. Even though a war breaks out against me, I will trust in Jehovah.
4 I have asked one thing from Jehovah. This I will seek: to live in the house of Jehovah all the days of my life, to look at Jehovahs beauty and search for an answer in his temple.
5 He hides me in his shelter when there is trouble. He keeps me hidden in his tent. He puts me high on a rock.
6 Now my head will be lifted up above my enemies who surround me. I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy in his tent. I will sing, yes I will sing praises to Jehovah.
7 Hear O Jehovah when I cry with my voice. Be gracious to me and answer me.
8 You said: »Seek my face look for memy presence.« My heart said to you, »O Jehovah, I will look for you.«
9 Do not hide your face from me. Do not angrily turn me away. You have been my help. Do not leave me! Do not abandon me, O God of my salvation!
10 Even if my father and mother abandon forsake me, Jehovah will take care of me.
11 Teach me your way, O Jehovah. Lead me on a level path because of my enemies.
12 Do not surrender me to the will of my opponents. False witnesses have risen against me. They breathe out violence.
13 I believe that I will see the goodness of Jehovah in this world of the living.
14 Hope waitexpecttrust in Jehovah and be strong. Let your heart be courageous. Yes, hope in Jehovah.