Psalms

Psalm 27 ©

1David's faith in the power of God as his continual safeguard: 4his love for the service of God: 7he prayeth for future grace and assistance.

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A Psalm of David.

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THE LORD is amy light and bmy salvation; whom shall I fear? cthe LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

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When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, 1came upon me dto eat up my flesh, they estumbled and fell.

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

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One thing ghave I desired of the LORD, that will I hseek after; ithat I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold 2the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple.

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For jin 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 kupon a rock.

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And lnow shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: mtherefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices 3of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD.

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

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When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; 4my heart said unto thee, oThy face, LORD, will I seek.

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pHide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; qleave me not, neither forsake me, rO God of my salvation.

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When smy father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD 5will take me up.

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tTeach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in 6a plain path, because of 7mine enemies.

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

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I had fainted, vunless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.

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