Triumphant Song of Confidence
A Psalm of David
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold[a] of my life;
of whom shall I be afraid?
uttering slanders against me,[b]
my adversaries and foes,
they shall stumble and fall.
my heart shall not fear;
though war arise against me,
yet I will be confident.
that will I seek after;
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
to behold the beauty of the Lord,
and to inquire in his temple.
in the day of trouble;
he will conceal me under the cover of his tent,
he will set me high upon a rock.
above my enemies round about me;
and I will offer in his tent
sacrifices with shouts of joy;
I will sing and make melody to the Lord.
be gracious to me and answer me!
8 Thou hast said, “Seek ye my face.”
My heart says to thee,
“Thy face, Lord, do I seek.”
9 Hide not thy face from me.
thou who hast been my help.
Cast me not off, forsake me not,
O God of my salvation!
10 For my father and my mother have forsaken me,
but the Lord will take me up.
and lead me on a level path
because of my enemies.
12 Give me not up to the will of my adversaries;
for false witnesses have risen against me,
and they breathe out violence.
in the land of the living!
14 Wait for the Lord;
be strong, and let your heart take courage;
yea, wait for the Lord!
- Psalm 27:1 Or refuge
- Psalm 27:2 Heb to eat up my flesh