The Lord Is My Light and My Salvation
Of David.1 The Lord is my a light and my b salvation;
c whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold ▼
▼Or refugeof my life;
of whom shall I be afraid?
2 When evildoers assail me
to e eat up my flesh,
my adversaries and foes,
it is they who stumble and fall.
3 f Though an army encamp against me,
my heart shall not fear;
though war arise against me,
▼Or in thisI will be confident.
4 h One thing have I asked of the Lord,
that will I seek after:
that I may i dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
to gaze upon j the beauty of the Lord
and to inquire ▼
▼Or meditatein his temple.
5 For he will l hide me in his shelter
in the day of trouble;
he will conceal me under the cover of his tent;
he will m lift me high upon a rock.
6 And now my n head shall be lifted up
above my enemies all around me,
and I will offer in his tent
sacrifices with shouts of o joy;
p I will sing and make melody to the Lord.
7 q Hear, 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 u Hide 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,
v O God of my salvation!
10For w my father and my mother have forsaken me,
but the Lord will x take me in.
11 y Teach me your way, O Lord,
and lead me on z a level path
because of my enemies.
12 aa Give me not up to the will of my adversaries;
for ab false witnesses have risen against me,
and they ac breathe out violence.
13 I believe ▼
▼Other Hebrew manuscripts Oh! Had I not believedthat I shall look upon ae the goodness of the Lord
in af the land of the living!
14 ag Wait for the Lord;
ah be strong, and let your heart take courage;
wait for the Lord!
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