Psalm 27 NIV

Of David.

1 The LORD is my light1 and my salvation2-- whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold3 of my life-- of whom shall I be afraid?4

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2 When evil men advance against me to devour my flesh,a when my enemies and my foes attack me, they will stumble and fall.5

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    • a 27:2 - Or "to slander me"
      3 Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear;6 though war break out against me, even then will I be confident.7

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      4 One thing8 I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life,9 to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.

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      5 For in the day of trouble10 he will keep me safe11 in his dwelling; he will hide me12 in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock.13

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      6 Then my head will be exalted14 above the enemies who surround me;15 at his tabernacle will I sacrifice16 with shouts of joy;17 I will sing18 and make music19 to the LORD.

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      7 Hear my voice20 when I call, O LORD; be merciful to me and answer me.21

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      8 My heart says of you, "Seek hisb face!22" Your face, LORD, I will seek.

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        • b 27:8 - Or "To you, O my heart, he has said, "Seek my"
          9 Do not hide your face23 from me, do not turn your servant away in anger;24 you have been my helper.25 Do not reject me or forsake26 me, O God my Savior.27

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          10 Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me.
          11 Teach me your way,28 O LORD; lead me in a straight path29 because of my oppressors.30

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          12 Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes, for false witnesses31 rise up against me, breathing out violence.

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          13 I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD 32 in the land of the living.33

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          14 Wait34 for the LORD; be strong35 and take heart and wait for the LORD.

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