1 To David. Jehovah my light and my saviour; of whom shall I be afraid? Jehovah the strength of my life; from whom shall I tremble? 2 In the drawing near of those doing evil to me, to eat my flesh, adversaries and enemies to me, they were weak and fell 3 If a camp shall encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: if war shall rise up against me, in this I trust
4 I asked one from Jehovah, I will seek it; I sat in the house of Jehovah all the days of my life, to look upon the sweetness of Jehovah, and to inquire in his temple. 5 For he will hide me in the booth in the day of evil: he will cover me with the covering of his tent; he will lift me up upon a rock. 6 And now he will lift up my head over mine enemies round about me: and I will sacrifice in his tent sacrifices of rejoicing; I will sing and I will play on the harp to Jehovah.
7 Hear my voice, O Jehovah: I will call, and pity me and answer me. 8 My heart said to thee, Seek .ye my face; thy face, O Jehovah, I will seek. 9 Thou wilt not cover thy face from me; thou wilt not turn away thy servant in anger: thou, wert my help; thou wilt not leave me and thou wilt not forsake me, my God saving me. 10 For my father and my mother forsook me, and Jehovah will gather me.
11 Teach me, O Jehovah, thy way, and lead me in a path of straitness for sake of those pressing me. 12 Thou wilt not give me to the soul of him pressing me, for witnesses of falsehood rose up against me, and violence will blow.