A Psalm of David.
1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
2 When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.* came…: Heb. approached against me
3 Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.
4 One thing have I desired 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 enquire in his temple.† the beauty: or, the delight
5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.
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.‡ joy: Heb. shouting
7 Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me.
8 When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek.§ When…: or, My heart said unto thee, Let my face seek thy face, etc
9 Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.
10 When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up.** take…: Heb. gather me
11 Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.†† a plain…: Heb. a way of plainness‡‡ mine…: Heb. those which observe me
12 Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.
13 I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.
*27.2 came…: Heb. approached against me
†27.4 the beauty: or, the delight
‡27.6 joy: Heb. shouting
§27.8 When…: or, My heart said unto thee, Let my face seek thy face, etc
**27.10 take…: Heb. gather me
††27.11 a plain…: Heb. a way of plainness
‡‡27.11 mine…: Heb. those which observe me
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