27:1 [A Psalm] of David. The LORD [is] my light and my
salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD [is] the strength of my
life; of whom shall I be afraid?
27:2 When the wicked, [even] my enemies and my foes, came upon
me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.
27:3 Though a host should encamp against me, my heart shall not
fear: though war should rise against me, in this [will] I [be]
27:4 One [thing] have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek
after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days
of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in
27:5 For in the time of trouble he will hide me in his pavilion:
in the secret of his tabernacle will he hide me; he will set me
up upon a rock.
27:6 And now shall my head be lifted above my enemies around me:
therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I
will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the LORD.
27:7 Hear, O LORD, [when] I cry with my voice: have mercy also
upon me, and answer me.
27:8 [When thou saidst], Seek ye my face; my heart said to thee,
Thy face, LORD, will I seek.
27:9 Hide not thy face 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.
27:10 When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD
will take me up.
27:11 Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path,
because of my enemies.
27:12 Deliver me not over to the will of my enemies: for false
witnesses have risen against me, and such as breathe out
27:13 [I had fainted], unless I had believed to see the goodness
of the LORD in the land of the living.
27:14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he will
strengthen thy heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.