27:1 A Psalm 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?

27:2 When evil-doers came upon me to eat up my flesh, even mine adversaries and my foes, they stumbled and fell.

27:3 Though a host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war should rise up against me, even then will I be confident.

27:4 One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the graciousness of the Lord, and to visit early in His temple.

27:5 For He concealeth me in His pavilion in the day of evil; He hideth me in the covert of His tent; He lifteth me up upon a rock.

27:6 And now shall my head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me; and I will offer in His tabernacle sacrifices with trumpet-sound; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the Lord.

27:7 Hear, O the Lord, when I call with my voice, and be gracious unto me, and answer me.

27:8 In Thy behalf my heart hath said: 'Seek ye My face'; Thy face, the Lord, will I seek.

27:9 Hide not Thy face far 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.

27:10 For though my father and my mother have forsaken me, the Lord will take me up.

27:11 Teach me Thy way, O the Lord; and lead me in an even path, because of them that lie in wait for me.

27:12 Deliver me not over unto the will of mine adversaries; for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out violence.

27:13 If I had not believed to look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living!--

27:14 Wait on the Lord; be strong, and let thy heart take courage; yea, wait thou for the Lord.



Hebrew Transliteration

27:1 ledhâvidh Adonay 'oriy veyish`iy mimmiy 'iyrâ'Adonay mâ`oz-chayyay mimmiy 'ephchâdh

27:2 biqrobh `âlay merê`iymle'ekhol 'eth-besâriy tsâray ve'oyebhay liy hêmmâh khâshelu venâphâlu

27:3 'im-tachaneh `âlay machaneh lo'-yiyrâ' libbiy 'im-tâqum `âlaymilchâmâh bezo'th 'aniy bhothêach

27:4 'achath shâ'altiy mê'êth-Adonay'othâh 'abhaqqêsh shibhtiy bebhêyth-Adonay kol-yemêy chayyay lachazothbeno`am-Adonay ulebhaqqêr behêykhâlo

27:5 kiy yitspenêniybesukkoh beyom râ`âh yastirêniy besêther 'oholo betsur yeromemêniy

27:6 ve`attâh yârum ro'shiy `al 'oyebhay sebhiybhothay ve'ezbechâh bhe'oholozibhchêy theru`âh 'âshiyrâh va'azammerâh layhvh

27:7 shema`-Adonayqoliy 'eqrâ' vechânnêniy va`anêniy

27:8 lekha 'âmar libbiy baqqeshuphânây 'eth-pâneykha Adonay 'abhaqqêsh

27:9 'al-tastêr pâneykhamimmenniy 'al-tath-be'aph `abhdekha `ezrâthiy hâyiythâ 'al-titheshêniyve'al-ta`azbhêniy 'elohêy yish`iy

27:10 kiy-'âbhiy ve'immiy `azâbhuniyvayhvh ya'asphêniy

27:11 horêniy Adonay darkekha unechêniybe'orach miyshor lema`an shorerây

27:12 'al-tittenêniy benephesh tsârây kiyqâmu-bhiy `êdhêy-sheqer viyphêach châmâs

27:13 lulê' he'emantiy lir'othbethubh-Adonay be'erets chayyiym

27:14 qavvêh 'el-Adonay chazaqveya'amêts libbekha veqavvêh 'el-Adonay


This version of the psalms is from the Jewish Publication Society (JPS),
a translation of the Hebrew Bible published in 1917.

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