Psalms 27

The  Lord Is My Light and My Salvation

Of David.

1 The  Lord is my alight and my bsalvation;
cwhom shall I fear?
The  Lord is the stronghold
Or refuge
of my life;
of whom shall I be afraid?
2 When evildoers assail me
to eeat up my flesh,
my adversaries and foes,
it is they who stumble and fall.
3 fThough an army encamp against me,
my heart shall not fear;
though war arise against me,
yet
Or in this
I will be confident.
4 hOne thing have I asked of the  Lord,
that will I seek after:
that I may idwell in the house of the  Lord
all the days of my life,
to gaze upon jthe beauty of the  Lord
and to inquire
Or meditate
in his temple.
5 For he will lhide me in his shelter
in the day of trouble;
he will conceal me under the cover of his tent;
he will mlift me high upon a rock.
6 And now my nhead shall be lifted up
above my enemies all around me,
and I will offer in his tent
sacrifices with shouts of ojoy;
pI will sing and make melody to the  Lord.
7 qHear, O  Lord, when I cry aloud;
be gracious to me and answer me!
8You have said, rSeek
The command ( seek) is addressed to more than one person
my face.”
My heart says to you,
“Your face,  Lord, do I seek.”
The meaning of the Hebrew verse is uncertain

9 uHide not your face from me.
Turn not your servant away in anger,
O you who have been my help.
Cast me not off; forsake me not,
vO God of my salvation!
10For wmy father and my mother have forsaken me,
but the  Lord will xtake me in.
11 yTeach me your way, O  Lord,
and lead me on za level path
because of my enemies.
12 aaGive me not up to the will of my adversaries;
for abfalse witnesses have risen against me,
and they acbreathe out violence.
13 I believe
Other Hebrew manuscripts Oh! Had I not believed
that I shall look upon aethe goodness of the  Lord
in afthe land of the living!
14 agWait for the  Lord;
ahbe strong, and let your heart take courage;
wait for the  Lord!
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