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Psalm 27

MY STRONGHOLD

Of David.

The Lord is my light and my salvation—

whom should I fear?s

The Lord is the stronghold of my life—

whom should I dread?t

When evildoers came against me to devour my flesh,u

my foes and my enemies stumbled and fell.v

Though an army deploys against me,

my heart will not be afraid;

though a war breaks out against me,

I will still be confident.w

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,x

gazing on the beauty of the Lordy

and seeking him in his temple.z

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.aa

Then my head will be high

above my enemies around me;ab

I will offer sacrifices in his tent with shouts of joy.ac

I will sing and make music to the Lord.ad

Lord, hear my voice when I call;

be gracious to me and answer me.ae

My heart says this about you:

“SeekB his face.”

Lord, I will seek your face.af

Do not hide your face from me;ag

do not turn your servant away in anger.ah

You have been my helper;ai

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.aj

11 Because of my adversaries,

show me your way, Lord,

and lead me on a level path.ak

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

for false witnesses rise up against me,

breathing violence.al

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

in the land of the living.a

14 Wait for the Lord;

be strong, and let your heart be courageous.b

Wait for the Lord.c

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