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Psalm 27 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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A Psalm of Fearless Trust in God.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:1 - A Psalm of David.
The LORD is my light and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the [fn]defense of my life;
Whom shall I dread?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:2 - When evildoers came upon me to devour my flesh,
My adversaries and my enemies, they stumbled and fell.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:3 - Though a host encamp against me,
My heart will not fear;
Though war arise against me,
In spite of this I [fn]shall be confident.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:4 - One thing I have asked from the LORD, that I shall seek:
That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life,
To behold the [fn]beauty of the LORD
And to [fn]meditate in His temple.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:5 - For in the day of trouble He will conceal me in His [fn]tabernacle;
In the secret place of His tent He will hide me;
He will lift me up on a rock.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:6 - And now my head will be lifted up above my enemies around me,
And I will offer in His tent sacrifices [fn]with shouts of joy;
I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:7 - Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice,
And be gracious to me and answer me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:8 - When You said, “Seek My face,” my heart said to You,
“Your face, O LORD, I shall seek.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:9 - Do not hide Your face from me,
Do not turn Your servant away in anger;
You have been my help;
Do not abandon me nor forsake me,
O God of my salvation!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:10 - [fn]For my father and my mother have forsaken me,
But the LORD will take me up.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:11 - Teach me Your way, O LORD,
And lead me in a level path
Because of [fn]my foes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:12 - Do not deliver me over to the [fn]desire of my adversaries,
For false witnesses have risen against me,
And such as breathe out violence.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:13 - [fn]I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD
In the land of the living.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:14 - Wait for the LORD;
Be strong and let your heart take courage;
Yes, wait for the LORD.
NASB95 Footnotes
Or, refuge
Literally: am confident
Literally: delightfulness
Literally: inquire
Or, shelter
Literally: of shouts
Or, If my father...forsake me, Then the LORD
Or, those who lie in wait for me
Literally: soul
Or, Surely I believed

New American Standard Bible 1995
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by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
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