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Psalms 27 (asv)

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A Psalm of David.

27:1Jehovah is my light and my salvation;

Whom shall I fear?

Jehovah is the strength of my life;

Of whom shall I be afraid?

27:2When evil-doers came upon me to eat up my flesh,

Even mine adversaries and my foes, they stumbled and fell.

27:3Though a host should encamp against me,

My heart shall not fear:

Though war should rise against me,

Even then will I be confident.

27:4One thing have I asked of Jehovah, that will I seek after;

That I may dwell in the house of Jehovah all the days of my life,

To behold the beauty of Jehovah,

And to inquire in his temple.

27:5For in the day of trouble he will keep me secretly in his pavilion:

In the covert of his tabernacle will he hide me;

He will lift me up upon a rock.

27:6And now shall my head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me.

And I will offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy;

I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto Jehovah.

27:7Hear, O Jehovah, when I cry with my voice:

Have mercy also upon me, and answer me.

27:8When thou saidst, Seek ye my face;

My heart said unto thee,

Thy face, Jehovah, will I seek.

27:9Hide not thy face from me;

Put not thy servant away in anger:

Thou hast been my help;

Cast me not off, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.

27:10When my father and my mother forsake me,

Then Jehovah will take me up.

27:11Teach me thy way, O Jehovah;

And lead me in a plain path,

Because of mine enemies.

27:12Deliver me not over unto the will of mine adversaries:

For false witnesses are risen up against me,

And such as breathe out cruelty.

27:13I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of Jehovah

In the land of the living.

27:14Wait for Jehovah:

Be strong, and let thy heart take courage;

Yea, wait thou for Jehovah.


Preceding Entry: Psalms 26
Following Entry: Psalms 28