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Psalm 27 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:1 - Of David. The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:2 - When the wicked advance against me to devour[fn] me, it is my enemies and my foes who will stumble and fall.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:3 - Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:4 - One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:5 - For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:6 - Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me; at his sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:7 - Hear my voice when I call, LORD; be merciful to me and answer me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:8 - My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, LORD, I will 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 helper. Do not reject me or forsake me, God my Savior.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:10 - Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:11 - Teach me your way, LORD; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:12 - Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes, for false witnesses rise up against me, spouting malicious accusations.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:13 - I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:14 - Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.
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