| The Book of Psalms.|
The Harvard Classics. 190914.
|A Psalm of Fearless Trust in God|
|A Psalm of David.|
| ||JEHOVAH is my light and my salvation;|
Whom shall I fear?
Jehovah is the strength 1 of my life;
Of whom shall I be afraid?
| ||When evil-doers came upon me to eat up my flesh,|
Even mine adversaries and my foes, they stumbled and fell.
| ||Though a host should encamp against me,|
My heart shall not fear:
Though war should rise against me,
Even 2 then will I be confident.
| ||One thing have I asked of Jehovah, that will I seek after:|
That I may dwell in the house of Jehovah all the days of my life,
To behold the 3 beauty of Jehovah,
And to inquire 4 in his temple.
| ||For in the day of trouble he will keep me secretly in his pavilion:|
In the covert of his tabernacle 5 will he hide me;
He will lift me up upon a rock.
| ||And now shall my head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me;|
And I will offer in his tabernacle 6 sacrifices of joy; 7
I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto Jehovah.
| ||Hear, O Jehovah, when I cry with my voice:|
Have mercy also upon me, and answer me.
| ||When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee,|
Thy face, Jehovah, will I seek.
| ||Hide not thy face from me;|
Put not thy servant away in anger:
Thou hast been my help;
Cast me not off, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.
| ||When 8 my father and my mother forsake me,|
Then Jehovah will take me up.
| ||Teach me thy way, O Jehovah;|
And lead me in a plain path,
Because of mine 9 enemies.
| ||Deliver me not over unto the will of mine adversaries:|
For false witnesses are risen up against me,
And such as breathe out cruelty.
| ||I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of Jehovah|
In the land of the living.
| ||Wait for Jehovah:|
Be strong, and let thy heart take courage;
Yea, wait thou for Jehovah.