Psalms 27

My Stronghold


The Lord is my light and my salvation
whom should I fear? a
The Lord is the stronghold of my life
of whom should I be afraid? b
2 When evildoers came against me to devour my flesh, c
my foes and my enemies stumbled and fell. d
3 Though an army deploys against me,
my heart is not afraid;
though a war breaks out against me,
still I am confident. e

4 I have asked one thing from the Lord;
it is what I desire:
to dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life, f
gazing on the beauty of the Lord g
and seeking Him in His temple. h
5 For He will conceal me in His shelter
in the day of adversity;
He will hide me under the cover of His tent;
He will set me high on a rock. i
6 Then my head will be high
above my enemies around me; j
I will offer sacrifices in His tent with shouts of joy. k
I will sing and make music to the Lord. l

7 Lord, hear my voice when I call;
be gracious to me and answer me. m
8 My heart says this about You,
You is plural in Hb
are to seek My face.”
Lord, I will seek Your face. o
9 Do not hide Your face from me; p
do not turn Your servant away in anger. q
You have been my helper; r
do not leave me or abandon me,
God of my salvation.
10 Even if my father and mother abandon me,
the Lord cares for me. s

11 Because of my adversaries,
show me Your way, Lord,
and lead me on a level path. t
12 Do not give me over to the will of my foes,
for false witnesses rise up against me,
breathing violence. u

13 I am certain that I will see the Lord’s goodness
in the land of the living. v
14 Wait for the Lord;
be strong
Lit Lord; let your heart be strong
and courageous. x
Wait for the Lord. y
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