Psalm 27

The Lord Is My Light and My Salvation

1 The LORD is my a light and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
The b LORD is the strength of my life;
Of whom shall I be afraid?

2 When the wicked came against me
To c eat 1 up my flesh,
My enemies and foes,
They stumbled and fell.

3 d Though an army may encamp against me,
My heart shall not fear;
Though war may rise against me,
In this I will be confident.

4 e One thing I have desired of the LORD,
That will I seek:
That I may f dwell in the house of the LORD
All the days of my life,
To behold the 2 beauty of the LORD,
And to inquire in His temple.

5 For g in the time of trouble
He shall hide me in His pavilion;
In the secret place of His tabernacle
He shall hide me;
He shall h set me high upon a rock.

6 And now i my head shall be 3 lifted up above my enemies all around me;
Therefore I will offer sacrifices of 4 joy in His tabernacle;
I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the LORD.

7 Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice!
Have mercy also upon me, and answer me.
8 When You said, "Seek My face,"
My heart said to You, "Your face, LORD, I will seek."
9 j Do not hide Your face from me;
Do not turn Your servant away in anger;
You have been my help;
Do not leave me nor forsake me,
O God of my salvation.
10 k When my father and my mother forsake me,
Then the LORD will take care of me.

11 l Teach me Your way, O LORD,
And lead me in a smooth path, because of my enemies.
12 Do not deliver me to the will of my adversaries;
For m false witnesses have risen against me,
And such as breathe out violence.

13 I would have lost heart, unless I had believed
That I would see the goodness of the LORD
n In the land of the living.
14 o Wait 5 on the LORD;
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the LORD!

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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