1 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom then shall I fear?*
The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom then shall I be afraid?
2 When the wicked, even my enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh,*
they stumbled and fell.
3 Though a host were encamped against me, yet my heart would not be afraid, *
and though war rose up against me, yet would I put my trust in him.
4 One thing have I desired of the Lord; one thing I seek:*
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
5 To behold the fair beauty of the Lord,*
and to seek him in his temple.
6 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his tabernacle;*
indeed, in the secret place of his dwelling he shall hide me, and set me high upon a rock of stone.
7 And now he shall lift up my head*
above my enemies round about me.
8 Therefore I will offer in his dwelling an oblation with great gladness;*
I will sing and speak praises unto the Lord.
9 Hearken to my voice, O Lord, when I cry unto you;*
have mercy upon me and hear me.
10 You speak to my heart and say, "Seek my face."*
Your face, O Lord, will I seek.
11 O hide not your face from me,*
nor cast your servant away in displeasure.
12 You have been my helper;*
leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.
13 When my father and my mother forsake me,*
the Lord takes me in.
14 Teach me your way, O Lord,*
and lead me in the right way, because of my enemies.
15 Deliver me not over to the will of my adversaries,*
for there are false witnesses who have risen up against me, and those who speak wrong.
16 I would utterly have fainted,*
had I not believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
17 O wait for the Lord; be strong, and he shall comfort your heart.*
O put your trust in the Lord.
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