Psalms 27


A Psalm of David.

The  Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the  Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.
came…: Heb. approached against me
Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident. 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.
the beauty: or, the delight
For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock. 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.
joy: Heb. shouting
Hear, O  Lord, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me. When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face,  Lord, will I seek.
When…: or, My heart said unto thee, Let my face seek thy face, etc
Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation. 10 When my father and my mother forsake me, then the  Lord will take me up.
take…: Heb. gather me
11 Teach me thy way, O  Lord, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.
a plain…: Heb. a way of plainness
mine…: Heb. those which observe me
12 Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty. 13 I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the  Lord in the land of the living. 14 Wait on the  Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the  Lord.
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