Bible: Psalm 27

Psalm 27 1 

27:1 By David.

The Lord delivers and vindicates me! 2 

I fear no one! 3 

The Lord protects my life!

I am afraid of no one! 4 

27:2 When evil men attack me 5 

to devour my flesh, 6 

when my adversaries and enemies attack me, 7 

they stumble and fall. 8 

27:3 Even when an army is deployed against me,

I do not fear. 9 

Even when war is imminent, 10 

I remain confident. 11 

27:4 I have asked the Lord for one thing –

this is what I desire!

I want to live 12  in the Lord’s house 13  all the days of my life,

so I can gaze at the splendor 14  of the Lord

and contemplate in his temple.

27:5 He will surely 15  give me shelter 16  in the day of danger; 17 

he will hide me in his home; 18 

he will place me 19  on an inaccessible rocky summit. 20 

27:6 Now I will triumph

over my enemies who surround me! 21 

I will offer sacrifices in his dwelling place and shout for joy! 22 

I will sing praises to the Lord!

27:7 Hear me, 23  O Lord, when I cry out!

Have mercy on me and answer me!

27:8 My heart tells me to pray to you, 24 

and I do pray to you, O Lord. 25 

27:9 Do not reject me! 26 

Do not push your servant away in anger!

You are my deliverer! 27 

Do not forsake or abandon me,

O God who vindicates me!

27:10 Even if my father and mother abandoned me, 28 

the Lord would take me in. 29 

27:11 Teach me how you want me to live; 30 

lead me along a level path 31  because of those who wait to ambush me! 32 

27:12 Do not turn me over to my enemies, 33 

for false witnesses who want to destroy me testify against me. 34 

27:13 Where would I be if I did not believe I would experience

the Lord’s favor in the land of the living? 35 

27:14 Rely 36  on the Lord!

Be strong and confident! 37 

Rely on the Lord!

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