Psalm 27
My Stronghold
Of David.
1The Lord is my light and my salvation —
whom should I fear?27:1 Is 60:20; Mc 7:8
The Lord is the stronghold of my life —
whom should I dread?27:1 Ps 28:8; 118:6
2When evildoers came against me to devour my flesh,27:2 Ps 14:4
my foes and my enemies stumbled and fell.27:2 Ps 9:3
3Though an army deploys against me,
my heart will not be afraid;
though a war breaks out against me,
I will still be confident.27:3 Ps 3:6

4I have asked one thing from the Lord;
it is what I desire:
to dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,27:4 Ps 23:6; 26:8
gazing on the beauty of the Lord27:4 Ps 93:5
and seeking him in his temple.27:4 Mal 3:1
5For he will conceal me in his shelter
in the day of adversity;
he will hide me under the cover of his tent;
he will set me high on a rock.27:5 Ps 31:20; 91:1; Is 25:4
6Then my head will be high
above my enemies around me;27:6 Ps 3:3
I will offer sacrifices in his tent with shouts of joy.27:6 Ps 54:6; 116:17
I will sing and make music to the Lord.27:6 Eph 5:19

7 Lord, hear my voice when I call;
be gracious to me and answer me.27:7 Ps 4:3; 30:10
8My heart says this about you:
“Seek27:8 The command is pl in Hb his face.”
Lord, I will seek your face.27:8 Ps 24:6; 105:4
9Do not hide your face from me;27:9 Ps 69:17; 102:2; 143:7
do not turn your servant away in anger.27:9 Ps 6:1
You have been my helper;27:9 Ps 40:17
do not leave me or abandon me,
God of my salvation.
10Even if my father and mother abandon me,
the Lord cares for me.27:9–10 Ps 37:28; 94:14

11Because of my adversaries,
show me your way, Lord,
and lead me on a level path.27:11 Ps 25:4; 26:12
12Do not give me over to the will of my foes,
for false witnesses rise up against me,
breathing violence.27:12 Ps 35:11; 41:2; Mt 26:59–60

13I am certain that I will see the Lord’s goodness
in the land of the living.27:13 Ex 33:19; Ps 116:9; 142:5
14Wait for the Lord;
be strong, and let your heart be courageous.27:14 Jos 1:6
Wait for the Lord.27:14 Ps 37:34; 130:5