Psalm 27:1-14

(Of David’s.) 27  Jehovah is my light and salvation;whom should I fear?Jehovah is my lifesaving citadel;whom should I dread? 2  When evil-doers came on to eat my flesh,my foemen, enemies to me, they stumbled and fell. 3  If an army should take the field against memy heart would not fear;If a battle comes upon me,even with that I rest secure. 4  One thing I ask of Jehovah, it I seek,the staying at Jehovah’s house all my life longTo gaze on Jehovah’s delectable sightsand to examine his temple. 5  For he would shelter me in his pavilion on a day of calamity, would shroud me in the screen of his tent,would uplift me on a rock. 6  And now my head rises above my enemies all round me,and in his tent I will offer shouted sacrifices,I will sing to make music to Jehovah. 7  Hear, Jehovah, my voice;I call; be gracious to me and answer me. 8  My heart has said to you“My face seeks yours”;Jehovah I seek. 9  Do not veil your face from me;do not dismiss your servant’s case in anger.You were my help;do not turn me adriftnor leave me, God of my salvation. 10  For my father and mother have left me,but Jehovah takes me in. 11  Show me your road, Jehovah,and guide me on the level pathon account of my ill-wishers. 12  Do not give me over to the passions of my foes,for there have stood up against me false accusersand a snorter of outrages. 13  If I did not trust to have the sight of God’s goodnessin the land of the living— 14  Hope in Jehovah;courage, and keep a constant heart,and hope in Jehovah.