Psalm 27 NAS/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 defense of my life ; Whom shall I dread ? 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 evildoers came upon me to devour my flesh, My adversaries and my enemies, 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 a host encamp against me, My heart will not fear ; Though war arise against me, In spite of this I shall 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 I have asked from the LORD, that I shall seek : 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 meditate 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 day of trouble He will conceal me in His tabernacle ; In the secret place of His tent He will hide me; He will lift me up on 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 my head will be lifted up above my enemies around me, And I will offer in His tent sacrifices with shouts of joy ; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises 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 Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice, And be gracious to me and answer me. 7 Hear my voice when I call, O LORD; be merciful to me and answer me.
8 When You said, "Seek My face," my heart said to You, "Your face, O LORD, I shall seek." 8 My heart says of you, "Seek his face!" Your face, LORD, I will seek.
9 Do not hide Your face from me, Do not turn Your servant away in anger ; You have been my help ; Do not abandon me nor 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 For my father and my mother have forsaken me, But the LORD will take me up. 10 Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me.
11 Teach me Your way, O LORD, And lead me in a level path Because of my foes. 11 Teach me your way, O LORD; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors.
12 Do not deliver me over to the desire of my adversaries, For false witnesses have risen against me, And such as breathe out violence. 12 Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes, for false witnesses rise up against me, breathing out violence.
13 I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would 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 for the LORD ; Be strong and let your heart take courage ; Yes, wait for the LORD. 14 Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.