Psalm 27 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear ? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid ? 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 the wicked , even mine enemies and my foes , came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell . 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 Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear : though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident . 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 thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire 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 shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock. 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 shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing , yea, I will sing praises unto 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 Hear , O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me. 7 Hear my voice when I call, O LORD; be merciful to me and answer me.
8 When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek . 8 My heart says of you, "Seek his face!" Your face, LORD, I will seek.
9 Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake 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 forsake me, then the LORD will take me up . 10 Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me.
11 Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies . 11 Teach me your way, O LORD; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors.
12 Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty. 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 fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness 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 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage , and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait , I say, on the LORD. 14 Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.