Psalm 27 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The Lord is my light and the one who saves me. I fear no one. The Lord protects my life; I am afraid of no one. 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 Evil people may try to destroy my body. My enemies and those who hate me attack me, but they are overwhelmed and defeated. 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 If an army surrounds me, I will not be afraid. If war breaks out, I will trust the Lord. 3 Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then will I be confident.
4 I ask only one thing from the Lord. This is what I want: all my life. and look with my own eyes at 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 During danger he will keep me safe in his shelter. He will hide me in his Holy Tent, or he will keep me safe on a high mountain. 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 My head is higher than my enemies around me. I will offer joyful sacrifices in his Holy Tent. I will sing and praise 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 Lord, hear me when I call; have mercy and answer me. 7 Hear my voice when I call, O LORD; be merciful to me and answer me.
8 My heart said of you, "Go, worship him." So I come to worship you, Lord. 8 My heart says of you, "Seek his face!" Your face, LORD, I will seek.
9 Do not turn away from me. Do not turn your servant away in anger; you have helped me. Do not push me away or leave me alone, God, my Savior. 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 If my father and mother leave me, the Lord will take me in. 10 Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me.
11 Lord, teach me your ways, and guide me to do what is right because I have enemies. 11 Teach me your way, O LORD; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors.
12 Do not hand me over to my enemies, because they tell lies about me and say they will hurt me. 12 Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes, for false witnesses rise up against me, breathing out violence.
13 I truly believe I will live to see the Lord's goodness. 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's help. Be strong and brave, and wait for the Lord's help. Of David. 14 Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.