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Psalm 27 (Today's New International Version)

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Of David."

1 The LORD is my light1 and my salvation2-- whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold3 of my life-- of whom shall I be afraid?4 2 When the wicked advance against me to devoura me, it is my enemies and my foes who will stumble and fall.5 3 Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear;6 though war break out against me, even then I will be confident.7 4 One thing8 I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life,9 to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple. 5 For in the day of trouble10 he will keep me safe11 in his dwelling; he will hide me12 in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock.13 6 Then my head will be exalted14 above the enemies who surround me;15 at his tabernacle I will sacrifice16 with shouts of joy;17 I will sing18 and make music19 to the LORD. 7 Hear my voice20 when I call, LORD; be merciful to me and answer me.21 8 My heart says of you, "Seek his face!22" Your face, LORD, I will seek. 9 Do not hide your face23 from me, do not turn your servant away in anger;24 you have been my helper.25 Do not reject me or forsake26 me, God my Savior.27 10 Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me. 11 Teach me your way,28 LORD; lead me in a straight path29 because of my oppressors.30 12 Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes, for false witnesses31 rise up against me, spouting malicious accusations. 13 I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD 32 in the land of the living.33 14 Wait34 for the LORD; be strong35 and take heart and wait for the LORD.
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