Tehilim 27


When evil men assail me to devour my flesh— it is they, my foes and my enemies, who stumble and fall.

Should an army besiege me, my heart would have no fear; should war beset me, still would I be confident.

One thing I ask of the LORD, only that do I seek: to live in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD, to frequent His temple.

He will shelter me in His pavilion on an evil day, grant me the protection of His tent, raise me high upon a rock.

Now is my head high over my enemies roundabout; I sacrifice in His tent with shouts of joy, singing and chanting a hymn to the LORD.

Hear, O LORD, when I cry aloud; have mercy on me, answer me.

In Your behalf my heart says: “Seek My face!” O LORD, I seek Your face.

Do not hide Your face from me; do not thrust aside Your servant in anger; You have ever been my help. Do not forsake me, do not abandon me, O God, my deliverer.

Though my father and mother abandon me, the LORD will take me in.

Show me Your way, O LORD, and lead me on a level path because of my watchful foes.

Do not subject me to the will of my foes, for false witnesses and unjust accusers have appeared against me.

Had I not the assurance that I would enjoy the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living…

Look to the LORD; be strong and of good courage! O look to the LORD!