Psalm 27 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The Lord is my light and my salvation; who is then a cause of fear to me? the Lord is the strength of my life; who is a danger to me? 1 The LORD is my light and my salvation-- whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life-- of whom shall I be afraid?
2 When evil-doers, even my haters, came on me to put an end to me, they were broken and put to shame. 2 When evil men advance against me to devour my flesh, when my enemies and my foes attack me, they will stumble and fall.
3 Even if an army came against me with its tents, my heart would have no fear: if war was made on me, my faith would not be moved. 3 Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then will I be confident.
4 One prayer have I made to the Lord, and this is my heart's desire; that I may have a place in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, looking on his glory, and getting wisdom in his Temple. 4 One thing 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, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.
5 For in the time of trouble he will keep me safe in his tent: in the secret place of his tent he will keep me from men's eyes; high on a rock he will put me. 5 For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock.
6 And now my head will be lifted up higher than my haters who are round me: because of this I will make offerings of joy in his tent; I will make a song, truly I will make a song of praise to the Lord. 6 Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me; at his tabernacle will I sacrifice with shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the LORD.
7 O Lord, let the voice of my cry come to your ears: have mercy on me, and give me an answer. 7 Hear my voice when I call, O LORD; be merciful to me and answer me.
8 When you said, Make search for my face, my heart said to you, For your face will I make my search. 8 My heart says of you, "Seek his face!" Your face, LORD, I will seek.
9 Let not your face be covered from me; do not put away your servant in wrath; you have been my help: do not give me up or take your support from me, O God of my salvation. 9 Do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger; you have been my helper. Do not reject me or forsake me, O God my Savior.
10 When my father and my mother are turned away from me, then the Lord will be my support. 10 Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me.
11 Make your way clear to me, O Lord, guiding me by the right way, because of my haters. 11 Teach me your way, O LORD; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors.
12 Do not give me into their hands, because false witnesses have come out against me, and men breathing destruction. 12 Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes, for false witnesses rise up against me, breathing out violence.
13 I had almost given up my hope of seeing the blessing of the Lord in the land of the living. 13 I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
14 Let your hope be in the Lord: take heart and be strong; yes, let your hope be in the Lord. 14 Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.