Psalm 27
International Standard Version

Davidic

Confidence in the LORD

1The LORD is my light and my salvation—

whom will I fear?

The LORD is the strength of my life;

of whom will I be afraid?

2When those who practice evil, my enemies, and my oppressors

come near me to devour my flesh,

they stumble and fall.

3If an army encamps against me,

my heart will not fear.

If a war is launched against me,

I will even trust in that situation.

4I have asked one thing from the LORD;

it is what I really seek:

that I may remain in the LORD’s Temple

all the days of my life,

to gaze on the beauty of the LORD;

and to inquire in his Temple.

5For he will conceal me in his shelter on the day of evil;

He will hide me in a secluded chamber within his tent;

He will place me on a high rock.

6Now my head will be lifted up above my enemies,

even those who surround me.

I will sacrifice in his tent with shouts of joy;

I will sing and make melodies to the LORD.

7Hear my voice, LORD, when I cry out!

Be gracious to me and answer me.

8My mind recalls your word,a

“Seek my face,”

so your face, LORD, I will seek.

9Do not hide your face from me;

do not turn away in anger from your servant.

You have been my help,

therefore do not abandon or forsake me,

God of my salvation.

10Though my father and my mother abandoned me,

the LORD gathers me up.

11Teach me your way, LORD,

and lead me on a level path because of my enemies.

12Do not hand me over to the desires of my enemies;

for false witnesses have risen up against me;

even the one who breathes out violence.

13I believe that I will see the LORD’s goodness

in the land of the living.

14Wait on the LORD.

Be courageous, and he will strengthen your heart.

Wait on the LORD!


Footnotes:
a 27:8 The Heb. lacks your word



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