Old Testament Psalms Chapter 27

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

David says: The Lord is my light and my salvation-He desires to dwell in the house of the Lord forever-He counsels: Wait on the Lord and be of good courage.

A Psalm of David.

 1 The LORD is my alight and my bsalvation; whom shall I cfear? the LORD is the dstrength 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.

 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 adwell in the bhouse of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the cbeauty of the LORD, and to denquire in his temple.

 5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his apavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a brock.

 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.

 7 Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me.

 When thou saidst, aSeek ye my bface; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek.

 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.

 11 aTeach me thy way, O LORD, and blead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.

 12 Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for afalse witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out bcruelty.

 13 I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the aland of the living.

 14 aWait on the LORD: be of good bcourage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: cwait, I say, on the LORD.