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Psalm 27 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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My Stronghold

Of David.

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The LORD is my light and my salvation —

whom should I fear?

The LORD is the stronghold of my life —

whom should I dread?

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When evildoers came against me to devour my flesh,

my foes and my enemies stumbled and fell.

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Though an army deploys against me,

my heart will not be afraid;

though a war breaks out against me,

I will still be confident.

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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,

gazing on the beauty of the LORD

and seeking him in his temple.

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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.

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Then my head will be high

above my enemies around me;

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

I will sing and make music to the LORD.

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LORD, hear my voice when I call;

be gracious to me and answer me.

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My heart says this about you:

“Seek[fn] his face.”

LORD, I will seek your face.

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Do not hide your face from me;

do not turn your servant away in anger.

You have been my helper;

do not leave me or abandon me,

God of my salvation.

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Even if my father and mother abandon me,

the LORD cares for me.

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Because of my adversaries,

show me your way, LORD,

and lead me on a level path.

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

for false witnesses rise up against me,

breathing violence.

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I am certain that I will see the LORD’s goodness

in the land of the living.

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Wait for the LORD;

be strong, and let your heart be courageous.

Wait for the LORD.

CSB Footnotes
The command is pl in Hb

Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 2017, 2020 by Holman Bible Publishers.

Additional information is provided here.

For more information on this translation, see the CSB Preface.

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