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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:1 - A psalm of David.

The LORD is my light and my salvation—
so why should I be afraid?
The LORD is my fortress, protecting me from danger,
so why should I tremble?

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:2 - When evil people come to devour me,
when my enemies and foes attack me,
they will stumble and fall.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:3 - Though a mighty army surrounds me,
my heart will not be afraid.
Even if I am attacked,
I will remain confident.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:4 - The one thing I ask of the LORD
the thing I seek most—
is to live in the house of the LORD all the days of my life,
delighting in the LORD’s perfections
and meditating in his Temple.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:5 - For he will conceal me there when troubles come;
he will hide me in his sanctuary.
He will place me out of reach on a high rock.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:6 - Then I will hold my head high
above my enemies who surround me.
At his sanctuary I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy,
singing and praising the LORD with music.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:7 - Hear me as I pray, O LORD.
Be merciful and answer me!

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:8 - My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.”
And my heart responds, “LORD, I am coming.”

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:9 - Do not turn your back on me.
Do not reject your servant in anger.
You have always been my helper.
Don’t leave me now; don’t abandon me,
O God of my salvation!

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:10 - Even if my father and mother abandon me,
the LORD will hold me close.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:11 - Teach me how to live, O LORD.
Lead me along the right path,
for my enemies are waiting for me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:12 - Do not let me fall into their hands.
For they accuse me of things I’ve never done;
with every breath they threaten me with violence.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:13 - Yet I am confident I will see the LORD’s goodness
while I am here in the land of the living.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:14 - Wait patiently for the LORD.
Be brave and courageous.
Yes, wait patiently for the LORD.

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