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Psalm 27 :: American Standard Version (ASV)

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A Psalm of Fearless Trust In God.

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A Psalm of David.
Jehovah is my light and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
Jehovah is the strength of my life;
Of whom shall I be afraid?
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When evil-doers came upon me to eat up my flesh,
Even mine adversaries and my foes, they stumbled and fell.
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Though a host should encamp against me,
My heart shall not fear:
Though war should rise against me,
Even then will I be confident.
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One thing have I asked of Jehovah, that will I seek after:
That I may dwell in the house of Jehovah all the days of my life,
To behold the beauty of Jehovah,
And to inquire in his temple.
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For in the day of trouble he will keep me secretly in his pavilion:
In the covert of his tabernacle will he hide me;
He will lift me up upon a rock.
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And now shall my head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me;
And I will offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy;
I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto Jehovah.
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Hear, O Jehovah, when I cry with my voice:
Have mercy also upon me, and answer me.
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When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; My heart said unto thee,
Thy face, Jehovah, will I seek.
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Hide not thy face from me;
Put not thy servant away in anger:
Thou hast been my help;
Cast me not off, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.
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When my father and my mother forsake me,
Then Jehovah will take me up.
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Teach me thy way, O Jehovah;
And lead me in a plain path,
Because of mine enemies.
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Deliver me not over unto the will of mine adversaries:
For false witnesses are risen up against me,
And such as breathe out cruelty.
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I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of Jehovah
In the land of the living.
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Wait for Jehovah:
Be strong, and let thy heart take courage;
Yea, wait thou for Jehovah.

Thomas Nelson & Sons first published the American Standard Version in 1901. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.

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