Psalm 27

English Standard Version

Of David. The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold[1] of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? (Ex 15:2; Ps 23:4; Ps 84:11; Ps 118:14; Isa 12:2; Isa 60:20; Isa 62:11; Mic 7:8) When evildoers assail me to eat up my flesh, my adversaries and foes, it is they who stumble and fall. (Ps 14:4) Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, yet[2] I will be confident. (Ps 3:6) 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 gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire[3] in his temple. (Ps 23:6; Ps 26:8; Ps 65:4; Ps 84:1; Ps 90:17; Lu 2:37) 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 lift me high upon a rock. (Job 5:21; Ps 31:20; Ps 40:2; Ps 91:1; Isa 4:6) 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. (Nu 10:10; Ps 3:3; Eph 5:19; Col 3:16) Hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud; be gracious to me and answer me! (Ps 30:10) You have said, “Seek[4] my face.” My heart says to you, “Your face, Lord, do I seek.”[5] (Ps 24:6; Ps 105:4) Hide not your face from me. Turn not your servant away in anger, O you who have been my help. Cast me not off; forsake me not, O God of my salvation! (Ps 24:5; Ps 69:17; Ps 102:2; Ps 143:7) 10 For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the Lord will take me in. (Isa 40:11; Isa 49:15; Isa 63:16) 11 Teach me your way, O Lord, and lead me on a level path because of my enemies. (Ps 5:8; Ps 25:4) 12 Give me not up to the will of my adversaries; for false witnesses have risen against me, and they breathe out violence. (1Ki 21:13; Ps 35:11; Ps 41:2; Mt 26:59; Mr 14:55; Ac 9:1) 13 I believe that I shall look[6] upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living! (Ex 33:19; Job 28:13; Ps 52:5; Ps 116:9; Ps 142:5) 14 Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! (De 31:7; Jos 1:6; Jos 1:9; Jos 1:18; Ps 31:24; Ps 37:34; Ps 62:5; Pr 20:22)