Psalms 27

By David.

1 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?
2When evildoers came at me to eat up my flesh,
even my adversaries and my foes, they stumbled and fell.
3Though an army should encamp against me,
my heart shall not fear.
Though war should rise against me,
even then I will be confident.
4One thing I have asked of the  Lord, that I will seek after,
that I may dwell in the house of the  Lord all the days of my life,
to see the  Lord's beauty,
and to inquire in his temple.
5For in the day of trouble he will keep me secretly in his pavilion.
In the covert of his tabernacle he will hide me.
He will lift me up on a rock.
6Now my head will be lifted up above my enemies around me.
I will offer sacrifices of joy in his tent.
I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the  Lord.
7Hear,  Lord, when I cry with my voice.
Have mercy also on me, and answer me.
8When you said, "Seek my face,"
my heart said to you, "I will seek your face,  Lord."
9Do not hide your face from me.
Do not put your servant away in anger.
You have been my help.
Do not abandon me,
neither forsake me, God of my salvation.
10When my father and my mother forsake me,
then the  Lord will take me up.
11Teach me your way,  Lord.
Lead me in a straight path, because of my enemies.
12Do not deliver me over to the desire of my adversaries,
for false witnesses have risen up against me,
such as breathe out cruelty.
13I am still confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the  Lord in the land of the living.
14Wait for the  Lord.
Be strong, and let your heart take courage.
Yes, wait for the  Lord.
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