The Lord Is My Light and My Salvation
Of David.1 The Lord is my alight and my bsalvation;
cwhom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold ▼
▼Or refugeof my life;
of whom shall I be afraid?
2 When evildoers assail me
to eeat up my flesh,
my adversaries and foes,
it is they who stumble and fall.
3 fThough an army encamp against me,
my heart shall not fear;
though war arise against me,
▼Or in thisI will be confident.
4 hOne thing have I asked of the Lord,
that will I seek after:
that I may idwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
to gaze upon jthe beauty of the Lord
and to inquire ▼
▼Or meditatein his temple.
5 For he will lhide me in his shelter
in the day of trouble;
he will conceal me under the cover of his tent;
he will mlift me high upon a rock.
6 And now my nhead shall be lifted up
above my enemies all around me,
and I will offer in his tent
sacrifices with shouts of ojoy;
pI will sing and make melody to the Lord.
7 qHear, O Lord, when I cry aloud;
be gracious to me and answer me!
8You have said, r“Seek ▼
▼The command ( seek) is addressed to more than one personmy face.”
My heart says to you,
“Your face, Lord, do I seek.” ▼
▼The meaning of the Hebrew verse is uncertain
9 uHide not your face from me.
Turn not your servant away in anger,
O you who have been my help.
Cast me not off; forsake me not,
vO God of my salvation!
10For wmy father and my mother have forsaken me,
but the Lord will xtake me in.
11 yTeach me your way, O Lord,
and lead me on za level path
because of my enemies.
12 aaGive me not up to the will of my adversaries;
for abfalse witnesses have risen against me,
and they acbreathe out violence.
13 I believe ▼
▼Other Hebrew manuscripts Oh! Had I not believedthat I shall look upon aethe goodness of the Lord
in afthe land of the living!
14 agWait for the Lord;
ahbe strong, and let your heart take courage;
wait for the Lord!
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