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Psalm 27

Yahweh Is My Light and My Salvation

Of David.

Yahweh is my light and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
Yahweh is the strong defense of my life;
Whom shall I dread?
When evildoers came upon me to devour my flesh,
My adversaries and my enemies, they stumbled and fell.
Though a host encamp against me,
My heart will not fear;
Though war arise against me,
In this I trust.

One thing I have asked from Yahweh, that I shall seek:
That I may dwell in the house of Yahweh all the days of my life,
To behold the beauty of Yahweh
And to inquire in His temple.
For in the day of calamity He will conceal me in His shelter;
In the secret place of His tent He will hide me;
He will lift me up on a rock.
And now my head will be lifted up above my enemies around me,
And I will offer in His tent sacrifices with loud shouts of joy;
I will sing, and I will sing praises to Yahweh.

Hear, O Yahweh, when I call with my voice,
And be gracious to me and answer me.
On Your behalf my heart says, “Seek My face,”
“Your face, O Yahweh, I shall seek.”
Do not hide Your face from me,
Do not turn Your slave away in anger;
You have been my help;
Do not abandon me and do not forsake me,
O God of my salvation!
For my father and my mother have forsaken me,
But Yahweh will take me up.

Instruct me in Your way, O Yahweh,
And lead me in a level path
Because of my foes.
Do not give me over to the desire of my adversaries,
For false witnesses have risen against me,
And such as breathe out violence.
I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of Yahweh
In the land of the living.
Hope in Yahweh;
Be strong and let your heart take courage;
Hope in Yahweh.