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 my 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 my head be lifted above my enemies around me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises to 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 to 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 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 my enemies. {a plain...: Heb. a way of plainness} {mine...: Heb. those which observe me} 12 Deliver me not over to the will of my enemies: for false witnesses have risen 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 thy heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.

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