whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the strongholdu of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?v
to devoura me,
it is my enemies and my foes
who will stumble and fall.w
my heart will not fear;x
though war break out against me,
even then I will be confident.y
4 One thingz I ask from the Lord,
this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,a
to gaze on the beauty of the Lord
and to seek him in his temple.
5 For in the day of troubleb
he will keep me safec in his dwelling;
he will hide med in the shelter of his sacred tent
and set me high upon a rock.e
6 Then my head will be exaltedf
above the enemies who surround me;g
7 Hear my voicel when I call, Lord;
be merciful to me and answer me.m
8 My heart says of you, “Seek his face!n”
Your face, Lord, I will seek.
9 Do not hide your faceo from me,
do not turn your servant away in anger;p
you have been my helper.q
Do not reject me or forsaker me,
God my Savior.s
the Lord will receive me.
11 Teach me your way,t Lord;
lead me in a straight pathu
because of my oppressors.v
for false witnessesw rise up against me,
spouting malicious accusations.
I will see the goodness of the Lordx
in the land of the living.y
14 Waitz for the Lord;
be stronga and take heart
and wait for the Lord.
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