• Share on Facebook
  • Twitter verse
  • Psalms
  • Ps 27

The Lord Is My Light and My Salvation

Of David.

271The Lord is my hlight and my isalvation;

  jwhom shall I fear?

The Lord is the stronghold1 of my life;

  of whom shall I be afraid?

See Ps. 23:4

Ps. 118:14; Ex. 15:2; Isa. 12:2; 62:11

Isa. 60:20; Mic. 7:8; [Ps. 84:11]

Or refuge

2When evildoers assail me

  to keat up my flesh,

my adversaries and foes,

  it is they who stumble and fall.

Ps. 14:4

3lThough an army encamp against me,

  my heart shall not fear;

though war arise against me,

  yet2 I will be confident.

Ps. 3:6

Or in this

4mOne thing have I asked of the Lord,

  that will I seek after:

that I may ndwell in the house of the Lord

  all the days of my life,

to gaze upon othe beauty of the Lord

  and to inquire3 in his temple.

Ps. 90:17

Ps. 23:6; 65:4; [Luke 2:37]

[Ps. 26:8; 84:1]

Or meditate

5For he will phide me in his shelter

  in the day of trouble;

he will conceal me under the cover of his tent;

  he will qlift me high upon a rock.

Ps. 40:2

Ps. 31:20; [Ps. 91:1; Job 5:21; Isa. 4:6]

6And now my rhead shall be lifted up

  above my enemies all around me,

and I will offer in his tent

  sacrifices with shouts of sjoy;

tI will sing and make melody to the Lord.

Eph. 5:19; Col. 3:16

[Num. 10:10]

Ps. 3:3

7uHear, O Lord, when I cry aloud;

  be gracious to me and answer me!

Ps. 30:10

8You have said, v“Seek4 my face.”

My heart says to you,

  “Your face, Lord, do I seek.”5

Ps. 24:6; 105:4

The meaning of the Hebrew verse is uncertain

The command (seek) is addressed to more than one person

9  wHide not your face from me.

Turn not your servant away in anger,

  O you who have been my help.

Cast me not off; forsake me not,

  xO God of my salvation!

See Ps. 24:5

Ps. 69:17; 102:2; 143:7

10For ymy father and my mother have forsaken me,

  but the Lord will ztake me in.

[Isa. 40:11]

[Isa. 49:15; 63:16]

11aTeach me your way, O Lord,

  and lead me on ba level path

  because of my enemies.

[Ps. 5:8]

See Ps. 25:4

12cGive me not up to the will of my adversaries;

  for dfalse witnesses have risen against me,

  and they ebreathe out violence.

Acts 9:1

Ps. 35:11; [1 Kgs. 21:13; Matt. 26:59; Mark 14:55]

Ps. 41:2

13I believe6 that I shall look upon fthe goodness of the Lord

  in gthe land of the living!

Ps. 52:5; 116:9; 142:5; Job 28:13

Ex. 33:19

Other Hebrew manuscripts Oh! Had I not believed

14hWait for the Lord;

  ibe strong, and let your heart take courage;

  wait for the Lord!

Ps. 31:24; Deut. 31:7; Josh. 1:6, 9, 18

Ps. 37:34; 62:5; Prov. 20:22