Adonai is my light and salvation;
whom do I need to fear?
Adonai is the stronghold of my life;
of whom should I be afraid?
2When evildoers assailed me
to devour my flesh,
my adversaries and foes,
they stumbled and fell.
3If an army encamps against me,
my heart will not fear;
if war breaks out against me,
even then I will keep trusting.
4Just one thing have I asked of Adonai;
only this will I seek:
to live in the house of Adonai
all the days of my life,
to see the beauty of Adonai
and visit in his temple.
5For he will conceal me in his shelter
on the day of trouble,
he will hide me in the folds of his tent,
he will set me high on a rock.
6Then my head will be lifted up
above my surrounding foes,
and I will offer in his tent
sacrifices with shouts of joy;
I will sing, sing praises to Adonai.
7Listen, Adonai, to my voice when I cry;
show favor to me; and answer me.
8“My heart said of you, ‘Seek my face.’”
Your face, Adonai, I will seek.
9Do not hide your face from me,
don’t turn your servant away in anger.
You are my help; don’t abandon me;
don’t leave me, God my savior.
10Even though my father and mother have left me,
Adonai will care for me.
11Teach me your way, Adonai;
lead me on a level path
because of my enemies —
12don’t give me up to the whims of my foes;
for false witnesses have risen against me,
also those who are breathing violence.
13If I hadn’t believed that I would see
Adonai’s goodness in the land of the living, . . .
14Put your hope in Adonai, be strong,
and let your heart take courage!
Yes, put your hope in Adonai!