foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.
3 Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.
4 One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple.
5 For in the time of trouble lie shall hide me in. his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.
Cf. Ps. XXXI: 20; Rev. 11: 17.
6 And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the Lord.
7 Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice; have mercy also upon me, and answer me.
8 When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek.
The mutual response of God and the Soul— they are correlatives. Cf. Ps. XV11: 15 and note thereon, above .
9 Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help;