Psalm 27 (New American Standard)

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A Psalm of Fearless Trust in God.

1 The LORD is my 1light and my 2salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the a3defense of my life; 4Whom shall I dread? 2 When evildoers came upon me to 5devour my flesh, My adversaries and my enemies, they 6stumbled and fell. 3 Though a 7host encamp against me, My heart will not fear; Though war arise against me, In spite of this I bshall be 8confident. 4 9One thing I have asked from the LORD, that I shall seek: That I may 10dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, To behold 11the cbeauty of the LORD And to d12meditate in His temple. 5 For in the 13day of trouble He will 14conceal me in His etabernacle; In the secret place of His tent He will 15hide me; He will 16lift me up on a rock. 6 And now 17my head will be lifted up above my enemies around me, And I will offer in His tent 18sacrifices fwith shouts of joy; I will 19sing, yes, I will sing praises to the LORD. 7 20Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice, And be gracious to me and 21answer me. 8 When You said, "22Seek My face," my heart said to You, "Your face, O LORD, 23I shall seek." 9 24Do not hide Your face from me, Do not turn Your servant away in 25anger; You have been 26my help; 27Do not abandon me nor 28forsake me, O God of my salvation! 10 gFor my father and 29my mother have forsaken me, But 30the LORD will take me up. 11 31Teach me Your way, O LORD, And lead me in a 32level path Because of hmy foes. 12 Do not deliver me over to the i33desire of my adversaries, For 34false witnesses have risen against me, And such as 35breathe out violence. 13 jI would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the 36goodness of the LORD In the 37land of the living. 14 38Wait for the LORD; Be 39strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD.
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