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Psalm 27 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Yahweh Is My Light and My Salvation

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Of David.

Yahweh is my light and my salvation;

Whom shall I fear?

Yahweh is the [fn]strong defense of my life;

Whom shall I dread?

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When evildoers came upon me to devour my flesh,

My adversaries and my enemies, they stumbled and fell.

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Though a host encamp against me,

My heart will not fear;

Though war arise against me,

In this I trust.

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One thing I have asked from Yahweh, that I shall seek:

That I may dwell in the house of Yahweh all the days of my life,

To behold the [fn]beauty of Yahweh

And to inquire in His temple.

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For in the day of calamity He will conceal me in His shelter;

In the secret place of His tent He will hide me;

He will lift me up on a rock.

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And now my head will be lifted up above my enemies around me,

And I will offer in His tent sacrifices with loud shouts of joy;

I will sing, and I will sing praises to Yahweh.

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Hear, O Yahweh, when I call with my voice,

And be gracious to me and answer me.

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On Your behalf my heart says, “Seek My face,”

“Your face, O Yahweh, I shall seek.”

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Do not hide Your face from me,

Do not turn Your slave away in anger;

You have been my help;

Do not abandon me and do not forsake me,

O God of my salvation!

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[fn]For my father and my mother have forsaken me,

But Yahweh will take me up.

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Instruct me in Your way, O Yahweh,

And lead me in a level path

Because of [fn]my foes.

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Do not give me over to the [fn]desire of my adversaries,

For false witnesses have risen against me,

And such as breathe out violence.

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[fn]I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of Yahweh

In the land of the living.

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Hope in Yahweh;

Be strong and let your heart take courage;

Hope in Yahweh.

LSB Footnotes
Or refuge
Lit delightfulness
Or If my father...forsake me, Then Yahweh
Or those who lie in wait for me
Lit soul
Or If I had not believed

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