Psalm 27
Holman Christian Standard Bible

My Stronghold

Davidic.

1The 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

2When evildoers came against me to devour my flesh,c

my foes and my enemies stumbled and fell.d

3Though an army deploys against me,

my heart is not afraid;

though a war breaks out against me,

still I am confident.e

4I 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 LORDg

and seeking Him in His temple.h

5For 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

6Then 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

7LORD, hear my voice when I call;

be gracious to me and answer me.m

8My heart says this about You,

“Youn are to seek My face.”

LORD, I will seek Your face.o

9Do 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.

10Even if my father and mother abandon me,

the LORD cares for me.s

11Because of my adversaries,

show me Your way, LORD,

and lead me on a level path.t

12Do not give me over to the will of my foes,

for false witnesses rise up against me,

breathing violence.u

13I am certain that I will see the LORD’s goodness

in the land of the living.v

14Wait for the LORD;

be strongw and courageous.x

Wait for the LORD.y


Footnotes:
a. 27:1 Is 60:20; Mc 7:8
b. 27:1 Ps 28:8; 118:6
c. 27:2 Ps 14:4
d. 27:2 Ps 9:3
e. 27:3 Ps 3:6
f. 27:4 Ps 23:6; 26:8
g. 27:4 Ps 93:5
h. 27:4 Mal 3:1
i. 27:5 Ps 31:20; 91:1; Is 25:4
j. 27:6 Ps 3:3
k. 27:6 Ps 54:6; 116:17
l. 27:6 Eph 5:19
m. 27:7 Ps 4:3; 30:10
n. 27:8 You is plural in Hb
o. 27:8 Ps 24:6; 105:4
p. 27:9 Ps 69:17; 102:2; 143:7
q. 27:9 Ps 6:1
r. 27:9 Ps 40:17
s. 27:9-10 Ps 37:28; 94:14
t. 27:11 Ps 25:4; 26:12
u. 27:12 Ps 35:11; 41:2; Mt 26:59-60
v. 27:13 Ex 33:19; Ps 116:9; 142:5
w. 27:14 Lit Lord; let your heart be strong
x. 27:14 Jos 1:6
y. 27:14 Ps 37:34; 130:5
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