Psalm 27 ©

David relates that God is his only Comfort and Confidence in all dangers, and what an hearty desire he had to be always in God’s house, which made him likewise to pray for it continually; in the meantime upholding and strengthening himself by faith and patiently waiting in his wanderings upon the fulfillment of God’s promises, whereunto he likewise exhorts others.


A Psalm of David.


THEa LORD is my 1light and my salvation; whomb shall I fear? the LORD is the 2strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?


When the wicked, 3even mine enemies and my foes, 4came upon me to eat up my 5flesh, they stumbled and fell.


Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, 6in this will I be confident.


7One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I 8seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the 9beauty of the LORD, and 10to enquire in his 11temple.


For in the time of 12trouble he shall hide me in his 13pavilion: in the secret of his 14tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a 15rock.


And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of 16joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD.


17Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and 18answer me.


When thou saidst, 19Seek ye my face; my heart said 20unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek.


Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast 21been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.


When my 22father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will 23take me up.


Teachc me thy way, O LORD, and lead me 24in a plain path, because of mine enemies.


Deliver me not over unto the 25will of mine enemies: for false witnesses 26are risen up against me, and such as 27breathe out cruelty.


I had fainted, 28unless I had believed to 29see the 30goodness of the LORD in the 31land of the living.


Waitd on the LORD: be of good courage, and 32he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.