My Stronghold
1The Lord is my light and my salvation —
whom should I fear? # Is 60:20; Mc 7:8
The Lord is the stronghold of my life —
of whom should I be afraid? # Ps 28:8; 118:6
2When evildoers came against me to devour my flesh, # Ps 14:4
my foes and my enemies stumbled and fell. # Ps 9:3
3Though an army deploys against me,
my heart is not afraid;
though a war breaks out against me,
still I am confident. # Ps 3:6
4I have asked one thing from the Lord;
it is what I desire:
to dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life, # Ps 23:6; 26:8
gazing on the beauty of the Lord # Ps 93:5
and seeking Him in His temple. # Mal 3:1
5For He will conceal me in His shelter
in the day of adversity;
He will hide me under the cover of His tent;
He will set me high on a rock. # Ps 31:20; 91:1; Is 25:4
6Then my head will be high
above my enemies around me; # Ps 3:3
I will offer sacrifices in His tent with shouts of joy. # Ps 54:6; 116:17
I will sing and make music to the Lord. # Eph 5:19
7Lord, hear my voice when I call;
be gracious to me and answer me. # Ps 4:3; 30:10
8My heart says this about You,
“You # You is plural in Hb are to seek My face.”
Lord, I will seek Your face. # Ps 24:6; 105:4
9Do not hide Your face from me; # Ps 69:17; 102:2; 143:7
do not turn Your servant away in anger. # Ps 6:1
You have been my helper; # Ps 40:17
do not leave me or abandon me,
God of my salvation.
10Even if my father and mother abandon me,
the Lord cares for me. # Ps 37:28; 94:14
11Because of my adversaries,
show me Your way, Lord,
and lead me on a level path. # Ps 25:4; 26:12
12Do not give me over to the will of my foes,
for false witnesses rise up against me,
breathing violence. # Ps 35:11; 41:2; Mt 26:59-60
13I am certain that I will see the Lord’s goodness
in the land of the living. # Ex 33:19; Ps 116:9; 142:5
14Wait for the Lord;
be strong # Lit Lord; let your heart be strong and courageous. # Jos 1:6
Wait for the Lord. # Ps 37:34; 130:5