Psalms 27

A Psalm of Dawid.

1 יהוה is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? יהוה is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

2 When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.

3 Though an army should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.

4 One thing have I desired of יהוה, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of יהוה all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of יהוה, and to enquire in His temple.

5 For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; in the secret of His tabernacle shall He hide me; He shall set me up upon a rock.

6 And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in His tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto יהוה.

7 Hear, O יהוה, when I cry with my voice; have mercy also upon me, and answer me.

8 When You saidst, “Seek you My face”; my heart said unto You, “Your face, יהוה, will I seek.”

9 Hide not Your face far from me; put not Your servant away in anger; You have been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God (Elohim) of my salvation.

10 When my father and my mother forsake me, then יהוה will take me up.

11 Teach me Your way, O יהוה, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.

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

13 I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of יהוה in the land of the living.

14 Wait on יהוה; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; wait, I say, on יהוה.