Psalms - Chapter 27 | American Standard Version

  • 1. {cf15i A Psalm} of David. Jehovah is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? Jehovah is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?
  • 2. When evil-doers came upon me to eat up my flesh, {cf15i Even} mine adversaries and my foes, they stumbled and fell.
  • 3. Though a host should encamp against me, My heart shall not fear: Though war should rise against me, Even then will I be confident.
  • 4. One thing have I asked of Jehovah, that will I seek after; That I may dwell in the house of Jehovah all the days of my life, To behold the beauty of Jehovah, And to inquire in his temple.
  • 5. For in the day of trouble he will keep me secretly in his pavilion: In the covert of his tabernacle will he hide me; He will lift me up upon a rock.
  • 6. And now shall my head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me. And I will offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto Jehovah.
  • 7. Hear, O Jehovah, when I cry with my voice: Have mercy also upon me, and answer me.
  • 8. {cf15i When thou saidst}, Seek ye my face; My heart said unto thee, Thy face, Jehovah, will I seek.
  • 9. Hide not thy face from me; Put not thy servant away in anger: Thou hast been my help; Cast me not off, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.
  • 10. When my father and my mother forsake me, Then Jehovah will take me up.
  • 11. Teach me thy way, O Jehovah; And lead me in a plain path, Because of mine enemies.
  • 12. Deliver me not over unto the will of mine adversaries: For false witnesses are risen up against me, And such as breathe out cruelty.
  • 13. {cf15i I had fainted}, unless I had believed to see the goodness of Jehovah In the land of the living.
  • 14. Wait for Jehovah: Be strong, And let thy heart take courage; Yea, wait thou for Jehovah.