27 Jehovah is my light+ and my salvation.
Whom should I fear?+
Jehovah is the stronghold of my life.+
Whom should I dread?
2 When evil men attacked me to devour my flesh,+
My adversaries and my enemies were the ones who stumbled and fell.
3 Though an army should set up camp against me,
My heart will not fear.+
Though war should break out against me,
Even then I will remain confident.
4 One thing I have asked from Jehovah
—It is what I will look for—
That I may dwell in the house of Jehovah all the days of my life,+
To gaze upon the pleasantness of Jehovah
5 For he will hide me in his shelter on the day of calamity;+
He will conceal me in the secret place of his tent;+
High on a rock he will place me.+
6 Now my head is high above my enemies who surround me;
I will offer sacrifices at his tent with joyful shouting;
I will sing praises* to Jehovah.
8 Speaking for you, my heart has said:
“Seek to find my face.”
Your face, O Jehovah, I will seek to find.+
9 Do not hide your face from me.+
Do not turn your servant away in your anger.
You are my helper;+
Do not forsake me or leave me, my God of salvation.
10 Even if my own father and mother abandon me,+
Jehovah himself will take me in.
11 Instruct me in your way, O Jehovah,+
Lead me in the path of uprightness because of my foes.
For false witnesses have risen up against me,+
And they threaten me with violence.
13 Where would I be if I did not have faith
14 Hope in Jehovah;+
Be courageous and strong of heart.
Yes, hope in Jehovah.