whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the strongholda of my life;
of whom shall I be afraid?
to devour my flesh—
my adversaries and foes—
they shall stumble and fall.
my heart shall not fear;
though war rise up against me,
yet I will be confident.
that will I seek after:
to live in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
to behold the beauty of the Lord,
and to inquire in his temple.
in the day of trouble;
he will conceal me under the cover of his tent;
he will set me high on a rock.
above my enemies all around me,
and I will offer in his tent
sacrifices with shouts of joy;
I will sing and make melody to the Lord.
be gracious to me and answer me!
Your face, Lord, do I seek.
Do not turn your servant away in anger,
you who have been my help.
Do not cast me off, do not forsake me,
O God of my salvation!
the Lord will take me up.
and lead me on a level path
because of my enemies.
for false witnesses have risen against me,
and they are breathing out violence.
in the land of the living.
be strong, and let your heart take courage;
wait for the Lord!
About The New Revised Standard Version
The original Revised Standard Version served as a standard for nearly forty years. The New Revised Standard Version with Apocrypha maintains the traditions of the older version with fresh new vocabulary and modern English construction.
Up to five hundred (500) verses of The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Bible text may be quoted or reprinted without the express written permission of the publisher, provided that the verses quoted neither amount to a complete book of the Bible nor account for 50% or more of the written text of the total work in which they are quoted.
When the NRSV text is quoted, notice of copyright must appear on the title or copyright page of the work as follows:
The Scripture quotations contained herein are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, Copyright © 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission. All rights reserved.
When quotations from the NRSV text are used in a non-saleable media, such as church bulletins, orders of service, posters, transparencies or similar media, the initials (NRSV) may be used at the end of each quotation.
Quotations or reprints in excess of five hundred (500) verses (as well as other permissions requests) must be approved in writing by the NRSV Permissions Office, The National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., 475 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10115-0050.