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.