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Psalm 27

My Stronghold


The Lord is my light and my salvation—

whom should I fear? m

The Lord is the stronghold of my life—

of whom should I be afraid? n

When evildoers came against me to devour my flesh, o

my foes and my enemies stumbled and fell. p

Though an army deploys against me,

my heart is not afraid;

though a war breaks out against me,

still I am confident. q

I 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, r

gazing on the beauty of the Lord s

and seeking Him in His temple. t

For 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. u

Then my head will be high

above my enemies around me; v

I will offer sacrifices in His tent with shouts of joy. w

I will sing and make music to the Lord. x

Lord, hear my voice when I call;

be gracious to me and answer me. y

My heart says this about You,

“You z are to seek My face.”

Lord, I will seek Your face. a

Do not hide Your face from me; b

do not turn Your servant away in anger. c

You have been my helper; d

do not leave me or abandon me,

God of my salvation.

10 Even if my father and mother abandon me,

the Lord cares for me. e

11 Because of my adversaries,

show me Your way, Lord,

and lead me on a level path. f

12 Do not give me over to the will of my foes,

for false witnesses rise up against me,

breathing violence. g

13 I am certain that I will see the Lord’s goodness

in the land of the living. h

14 Wait for the Lord;

be strong i and courageous. j

Wait for the Lord. k


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