Psalm 27 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The LORD gives me light and saves me. Why should I fear anyone? The LORD is my place of safety. Why should 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 My enemies are evil. They will trip and fall when they attack me and try to eat me alive. 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 attacks me, my heart will not be afraid. Even if war breaks out against me, I will still trust in God. 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'm asking the LORD for only one thing. Here is what I want. I want to live in the house of the LORD all the days of my life. I want to look at the beauty of the Lord. I want to worship him 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 When I'm in trouble, he will keep me safe in his house. He will hide me in the safety of his holy tent. He will put me on a rock that is very high. 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 Then I will win the battle over my enemies who are all around me. At his holy tent I will offer my sacrifice with shouts of joy. I will sing and make music 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 Lord, hear my voice when I call out to you. Show me your favor and answer me. 7 Hear my voice when I call, O LORD; be merciful to me and answer me.
8 My heart says, "Look to him!" Lord, I will look to you. 8 My heart says of you, "Seek his face!" Your face, LORD, I will seek.
9 Don't turn your face away from me. Don't turn me away because you are angry. You have helped me. God my Savior, don't say no to me. Don't desert me. 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 My father and mother may desert me, but the LORD will accept me. 10 Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me.
11 Lord, teach me your ways. Lead me along a straight path. There are many people who beat me down. 11 Teach me your way, O LORD; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors.
12 My enemies want to harm me. So don't turn me over to them. Witnesses who tell lies are rising up against me. They are trying to destroy me. 12 Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes, for false witnesses rise up against me, breathing out violence.
13 Here is something I am still sure of. I will see the Lord's goodness while I'm still alive. 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 don't lose hope. Wait for the Lord. 14 Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.