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Psalm 27:1–14

1 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?

2 When evildoers assail me

to eat | up my flesh,*

my adversaries and foes,

it is they who stum- | ble and fall.

3 Though an army encamp against me,

my heart | shall not fear;*

though war arise against me,

yet I will be | confident.

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 gaze upon the beauty of the LORD

and to inquire in his | temple.

5 For he will hide me in his shelter

in the day of | trouble;*

he will conceal me under the cover of his tent;

he will lift me high up- | on a rock.

6 And now my head shall be lifted up

above my enemies all around me,

and will offer in his tent

sacrifices with | shouts of joy;*

I will sing and make melody | to the LORD.


7 Hear, O LORD, when I | cry aloud;*

be gracious to me and | answer me!

8 You have said, | “Seek my face.”*

My heart says to you,

“Your face, LORD, | do I seek.”

9 Hide not your face from me.

Turn not your servant away in | anger,*

O you who have been my help.

Cast me not off; forsake me not,

O God of my sal- | vation!

10 For my father and my mother have for- | saken me,*

but the LORD will | take me in.

11 Teach me your way, | O LORD,*

and lead me on a level path

because of my | enemies.

12 Give me not up to the will of my adver- | saries;*

for false witnesses have risen against me,

and they breathe out | violence.

13 I believe that I shall look upon the goodness | of the LORD*

in the land of the | living!

14 Wait | for the LORD;*

be strong, and let your heart take courage;

wait | for the LORD!