27:1 Yahweh is my light and my salvation.
Whom shall I fear?
Yahweh is the strength of my life.
Of whom shall I be afraid?
27:2 When evildoers came at me to eat up my flesh,
even my adversaries and my foes,
they stumbled and fell.
27:3 Though an army should encamp against me,
my heart shall not fear.
Though war should rise against me,
even then I will be confident.
27:4 One thing I have asked of Yahweh,
that I will seek after,
that I may dwell in the house of Yahweh all the days of my life,
to see Yahweh’s beauty, and to inquire in his temple.
27:5 For in the day of trouble
he will keep me secretly in his pavilion.
In the covert of his tabernacle he will hide me.
He will lift me up on a rock.
27:6 Now my head will be lifted up above my enemies around me.
I will offer sacrifices of joy in his tent.
I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to Yahweh.
27:7 Hear, Yahweh, when I cry with my voice.
Have mercy also on me,
and answer me.
27:8 When you said, “Seek my face,”
my heart said to you,
“I will seek your face, Yahweh.”
27:9 Don’t hide your face from me.
Don’t put your servant away in anger.
You have been my help.
Don’t abandon me, neither forsake me,
God of my salvation.
27:10 When my father and my mother forsake me,
then Yahweh will take me up.
27:11 Teach me your way, Yahweh.
Lead me in a straight path, because of my enemies.
27:12 Don’t deliver me over to the desire of my adversaries,
for false witnesses have risen up against me,
such as breathe out cruelty.
27:13 I am still confident of this:
I will see the goodness of Yahweh in the land of the living.
27:14 Wait for Yahweh.
Be strong, and let your heart take courage.
Yes, wait for Yahweh.