Psalm 27 Revised Standard Version

The LORD Is My Light and My Salvation

27 1  A Psalm of David. 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  When evildoers assail me, uttering slanders against me, my adversaries and foes, they shall stumble and fall. 3  Though a host encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, yet I will be confident. 4  One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in his temple. 5  For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent, he will set me high upon a rock. 6  And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies round about me; and I will offer in his tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing and make melody to the Lord.

7  Hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud, be gracious to me and answer me! 8  Thou hast said, "Seek ye my face." My heart says to thee, "Thy face, Lord, do I seek." 9  Hide not thy face from me. Turn not thy servant away in anger, thou who hast been my help. Cast me not off, forsake me not, O God of my salvation! 10  For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the Lord will take me up. 11  Teach me thy way, O Lord; and lead me on a level path because of my enemies. 12  Give me not up to the will of my adversaries; for false witnesses have risen against me, and they breathe out violence. 13  I believe that I shall see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living! 14  Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; yea, wait for the Lord!


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