Psalm 27
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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?1Of David. The LORD is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life—whom shall I dread?
2When those who practice evil, my enemies, and my oppressors come near me to devour my flesh, they stumble and fall.2When the wicked came upon me to devour my flesh, my enemies and foes stumbled and fell.
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.3Though an army encamps around me, my heart will not fear; though a war breaks out against me, I will keep my trust.
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.4One thing I have asked of the LORD; this is what I desire: to dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and seek Him 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.5For in the day of trouble He will hide me in His shelter; He will conceal me under the cover of His tent; He will set me high upon a 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.6Then my head will be held high above my enemies around me. At His tabernacle I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the LORD.
7Hear my voice, LORD, when I cry out! Be gracious to me and answer me.7Hear, O LORD, my voice when I call; be merciful and answer me.
8My mind recalls your word, "Seek my face," so your face, LORD, I will seek.8My heart said, “Seek His face.” Your face, O 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.9Hide not Your face from me, nor turn away Your servant in anger. You have been my helper; do not leave me or forsake me, O God of my salvation.
10Though my father and my mother abandoned me, the LORD gathers me up.10Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me.
11Teach me your way, LORD, and lead me on a level path because of my enemies.11Teach me Your way, O LORD, and lead me on a level path, because of my oppressors.
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.12Do not hand me over to the will of my foes, for false witnesses rise up against me, breathing out violence.
13I believe that I will see the LORD's goodness in the land of the living.13Still I am certain to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
14Wait on the LORD. Be courageous, and he will strengthen your heart. Wait on the LORD!14Wait patiently for the LORD; be strong and courageous. Wait patiently for the LORD!
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Psalm 26
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