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Psalm 27:14 ASV
Wait for Jehovah: Be strong, And let thy heart take courage; Yea, wait thou for Jehovah.
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Psalm 27:14 BBE
Let your hope be in the Lord: take heart and be strong; yes, let your hope be in the Lord.
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Psalm 27:14 CEB
Hope in the LORD! Be strong! Let your heart take courage! Hope in the LORD!
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Psalm 27:14 CJB
Put your hope in ADONAI, be strong, and let your heart take courage! Yes, put your hope in ADONAI!
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Psalm 27:14 RHE
(26-14) Expect the Lord, do manfully, and let thy heart take courage, and wait thou for the Lord.
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Psalm 27:14 ESV
Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!
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Psalm 27:14 GW
Wait with hope for the LORD. Be strong, and let your heart be courageous. Yes, wait with hope for the LORD.
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Psalm 27:14 GNT
Trust in the Lord. Have faith, do not despair. Trust in the Lord.
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Psalm 27:14 HNV
Wait for the LORD. Be strong, and let your heart take courage. Yes, wait for the LORD.
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Psalm 27:14 CSB
Wait for the Lord; be courageous and let your heart be strong. Wait for the Lord.
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Psalm 27:14 KJV
Wait on the LORD: be of good courage , and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait , I say, on the LORD.
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Psalm 27:14 LEB
Wait for Yahweh. Be strong and let your heart show strength, and wait for Yahweh.
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Psalm 27:14 NAS
Wait for the LORD ; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD .
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Psalm 27:14 NCV
Wait for the Lord's help. Be strong and brave, and wait for the Lord's help. Of David.
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Psalm 27:14 NIRV
Wait for the Lord. Be strong and don't lose hope. Wait for the Lord.
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Psalm 27:14 NIV
Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.
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Psalm 27:14 NKJV
Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord!
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Psalm 27:14 NLT
Wait patiently for the LORD. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the LORD.
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Psalm 27:14 NRS
Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!
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Psalm 27:14 RSV
Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; yea, wait for the LORD!
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Psalm 27:14 DBY
Wait for Jehovah; be strong and let thy heart take courage: yea, wait for Jehovah.
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Psalm 27:14 MSG
Stay with God! Take heart. Don't quit. I'll say it again: Stay with God.
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Psalm 27:14 WBT
Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he will strengthen thy heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.
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Psalm 27:14 TMB
Wait on the LORD; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart. Wait, I say, on the LORD!
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Psalm 27:14 TNIV
Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.
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Psalm 27:14 WEB
Wait for Yahweh. Be strong, and let your heart take courage. Yes, wait for Yahweh.
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Psalm 27:14 WYC
Abide thou the Lord, do thou manly; and thine heart be comforted, and suffer thou the Lord. (Wait thou for the Lord, be thou encouraged; let thy heart be strengthened, and wait thou for the Lord.)
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Psalm 27:14 YLT
Look unto Jehovah -- be strong, And He doth strengthen thy heart, Yea, look unto Jehovah!
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Psalms 27 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 27

The psalmist's faith. (1-6) His desire toward God, and expectation from him. (7-14)

Verses 1-6 The Lord, who is the believer's light, is the strength of his life; not only by whom, but in whom he lives and moves. In God let us strengthen ourselves. The gracious presence of God, his power, his promise, his readiness to hear prayer, the witness of his Spirit in the hearts of his people; these are the secret of his tabernacle, and in these the saints find cause for that holy security and peace of mind in which they dwell at ease. The psalmist prays for constant communion with God in holy ordinances. All God's children desire to dwell in their Father's house. Not to sojourn there as a wayfaring man, to tarry but for a night; or to dwell there for a time only, as the servant that abides not in the house for ever; but to dwell there all the days of their life, as children with a father. Do we hope that the praising of God will be the blessedness of our eternity? Surely then we ought to make it the business of our time. This he had at heart more than any thing. Whatever the Christian is as to this life, he considers the favour and service of God as the one thing needful. This he desires, prays for and seeks after, and in it he rejoices.

Verses 7-14 Wherever the believer is, he can find a way to the throne of grace by prayer. God calls us by his Spirit, by his word, by his worship, and by special providences, merciful and afflicting. When we are foolishly making court to lying vanities, God is, in love to us, calling us to seek our own mercies in him. The call is general, "Seek ye my face;" but we must apply it to ourselves, "I will seek it." The word does us no good, when we do not ourselves accept the exhortation: a gracious heart readily answers to the call of a gracious God, being made willing in the day of his power. The psalmist requests the favour of the Lord; the continuance of his presence with him; the benefit of Divine guidance, and the benefit of Divine protection. God's time to help those that trust in him, is, when all other helpers fail. He is a surer and better Friend than earthly parents are, or can be. What was the belief which supported the psalmist? That he should see the goodness of the Lord. There is nothing like the believing hope of eternal life, the foresights of that glory, and foretastes of those pleasures, to keep us from fainting under all calamities. In the mean time he should be strengthened to bear up under his burdens. Let us look unto the suffering Saviour, and pray in faith, not to be delivered into the hands of our enemies. Let us encourage each other to wait on the Lord, with patient expectation, and fervent prayer.

Psalms 27 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 27

Psalms 27:1-14 . With a general strain of confidence, hope, and joy, especially in God's worship, in the midst of dangers, the Psalmist introduces prayer for divine help and guidance.

1. light--is a common figure for comfort.
strength--or, "stronghold"--affording security against all violence. The interrogations give greater vividness to the negation implied.

2. eat . . . my flesh--( Job 19:22 , Psalms 14:4 ). The allusion to wild beasts illustrates their rapacity.
they stumbled--"they" is emphatic; not I, but they were destroyed.

3. In the greatest dangers.
in this--that is, then, in such extremity.

4, 5. The secret of his confidence is his delight in communion with God ( Psalms 16:11 , 23:6 ), beholding the harmony of His perfections, and seeking His favor in His temple or palace; a term applicable to the tabernacle (compare Psalms 5:7 ). There he is safe ( Psalms 31:21 , 61:5 ). The figure is changed in the last clause, but the sentiment is the same.

6. head be lifted up--I shall be placed beyond the reach of my enemies. Hence he avows his purpose of rendering joyful thank offerings.

7. Still pressing need extorts prayer for help.
cry with my voice--denotes earnestness. Other things equal, Christians in earnest pray audibly, even in secret.

8. The meaning is clear, though the construction in a literal translation is obscure. The English Version supplies the implied clause. To seek God's face is to seek His favor ( Psalms 105:4 ).

9. Hide not, &c.--( Psalms 4:6 , 22:24 ). Against rejection he pleads former mercy and love.

10. In the extremity of earthly destitution ( Psalms 31:11 , 38:11 ), God provides (compare Matthew 25:35 ).

11. thy way--of providence.
a plain path--( Psalms 26:12 ).
enemies--literally, "watchers for my fall" ( Psalms 5:8 ).

12. will--literally, "soul," "desire" ( Psalms 35:25 ).
enemies--literally, "oppressors." Falsehood aids cruelty against him.
breathe out--as being filled with it ( Acts 9:1 ).

13. The strong emotion is indicated by the incomplete sentence, for which the English Version supplies a proper clause; or, omitting that, and rendering, "yet I believed," &c., the contrast of his faith and his danger is expressed.
to see--is to experience ( Psalms 22:17 ).

14. Wait, &c.--in confident expectation. The last clause is, literally, "and wait," &c., as if expecting new measures of help.