Psalms 27:6

6 Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me; at his sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the LORD.

Psalms 27:6 in Other Translations

KJV
6 And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD.
ESV
6 And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me, and I will offer in his tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing and make melody to the LORD.
NLT
6 Then I will hold my head high above my enemies who surround me. At his sanctuary I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy, singing and praising the LORD with music.
MSG
6 God holds me head and shoulders above all who try to pull me down. I'm headed for his place to offer anthems that will raise the roof! Already I'm singing God-songs; I'm making music to God.
CSB
6 Then my head will be high above my enemies around me; I will offer sacrifices in His tent with shouts of joy. I will sing and make music to the Lord.

Psalms 27:6 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 27:6

And now shall mine head be lifted up
That is, when brought into the house of the Lord, hid in the secret of his tabernacle, and set upon the rock Christ; by this phrase he means, either that he should be then restored to his former happy and comfortable condition, as it is used in ( Genesis 40:13 ) ; or that he should overcome all his enemies, and triumph over them, being exalted, as he adds,

above mine enemies round about me;
so that not only they should not be able to come at him, but should be subdued under him;

therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy:
attended with shouting and sounding of trumpets: in allusion to the blowing of trumpets at the time of sacrifice, ( Numbers 10:10 ) ; Sacrifices of praise and thanksgiving, with a joyful heart, for mercies received, offered up publicly in the house of the Lord, are here intended;

I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the Lord;
for whom praise waits in Zion, to whom it is due; he being the Father of mercies, the God of all comfort, and the author and giver of all blessings, temporal and spiritual.

Psalms 27:6 In-Context

4 One thing 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, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.
5 For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock.
6 Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me; at his sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the LORD.
7 Hear my voice when I call, LORD; be merciful to me and answer me.
8 My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, LORD, I will seek.

Cross References 6

  • 1. 2 Samuel 22:49; Psalms 3:3; Psalms 18:48
  • 2. S Psalms 22:12
  • 3. Psalms 50:14; Psalms 54:6; Psalms 107:22; Psalms 116:17
  • 4. S Ezra 3:13; S Job 22:26
  • 5. S Exodus 15:1
  • 6. Psalms 33:2; Psalms 92:1; Psalms 147:7; S Ephesians 5:19