Of David. 27 Jehovah is my light+ and my salvation.+Of whom shall I be in fear?+Jehovah is the stronghold of my life.+Of whom shall I be in dread?+ 2 When the evildoers approached against me to eat up my flesh,+They being my adversaries and my enemies personally,+They themselves stumbled and fell.+ 3 Though against me an encampment should pitch tent,+My heart will not fear.+Though against me war should rise,+Even then I shall be trusting.+ 4 One thing I have asked from Jehovah+—It is what I shall look for,+That I may dwell in the house of Jehovah all the days of my life,+To behold the pleasantness of Jehovah+And to look with appreciation upon his temple.*+ 5 For he will hide me in his covert in the day of calamity;+He will conceal me in the secret place of his tent;+High on a rock he will put me.+ 6 And now my head will be high above my enemies all around me;+And I will sacrifice at his tent sacrifices of joyful shouting;+I will sing and make melody to Jehovah.+ 7 Hear, O Jehovah, when I call with my voice,+And show me favor and answer me.+ 8 Concerning you my heart has said: “Seek to find my face,+ YOU people.”Your face, O Jehovah, I shall seek to find.+ 9 Do not conceal your face from me.+Do not in anger turn your servant away.+My assistance you must become.+Do not forsake me and do not leave me, O my God of salvation.+ 10 In case my own father and my own mother did leave me,+Even Jehovah himself would take me up.+ 11 Instruct me, O Jehovah, in your way,+And lead me in the path of uprightness on account of my foes. 12 Do not give me over to the soul of my adversaries;+For against me false witnesses have risen up,+And he who launches forth violence.+ 13 If I had not* had faith in seeing the goodness of Jehovah in the land of those alive+—! 14 Hope in Jehovah;+ be courageous and let your heart be strong.+Yes, hope in Jehovah.+
^ “Upon his temple.” Heb., beheh·kha·lohʹ; Gr., na·onʹ; Lat., temʹplum. Compare 2Ki 20:18 ftn. See Mt 23:16 ftn.
^ “If . . . not.” Heb., lu·leʼʹ; LXXSyVg and five Heb. mss omit. In M this word is marked with extraordinary points by the Sopherim. See App 2A.