A Psalm of Fearless Trust in God.

A Psalm of David.

1 The Lord is my alight and my bsalvation;

Whom shall I fear?

The Lord is the 1cdefense of my life;

dWhom shall I dread?

2 When evildoers came upon me to adevour my flesh,

My adversaries and my enemies, they bstumbled and fell.

3 Though a ahost encamp against me,

My heart will not fear;

Though war arise against me,

In spite of this I 1shall be bconfident.

4 aOne thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek:

That I may bdwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,

To behold cthe 1beauty of the Lord

And to 2dmeditate in His temple.

5 For in the aday of trouble He will bconceal me in His 1tabernacle;

In the secret place of His tent He will chide me;

He will dlift me up on a rock.

6 And now amy head will be lifted up above my enemies around me,

And I will offer in His tent bsacrifices 1with shouts of joy;

I will csing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord.

7 aHear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice,

And be gracious to me and banswer me.

8 When You said,aSeek My face,” my heart said to You,

“Your face, O Lord, bI shall seek.”

9 aDo not hide Your face from me,

Do not turn Your servant away in banger;

You have been cmy help;

dDo not abandon me nor eforsake me,

O God of my salvation!

10 1For my father and amy mother have forsaken me,

But bthe Lord will take me up.

11 aTeach me Your way, O Lord,

And lead me in a blevel path

Because of 1my foes.

12 Do not deliver me over to the 1adesire of my adversaries,

For bfalse witnesses have risen against me,

And such as cbreathe out violence.

13 1I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the agoodness of the Lord

In the bland of the living.

14 aWait for the Lord;

Be bstrong and let your heart take courage;

Yes, wait for the Lord.


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