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Psalm 27 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

Psalm 27

A Psalm of David.

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?
the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh,
they stumbled and fell.
Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear:
though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.
One thing have I desired 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 behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple.
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.
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 the Lord.

Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice:
have mercy also upon me, and answer me.
When thou saidst, Seek ye my face;
my heart said unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek.
Hide not thy face far from me;
put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help;
leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.
10 When my father and my mother forsake me,
then the Lord will take me up.
11 Teach me thy way, O Lord,
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 the Lord in the land of the living.

14 Wait on the Lord:
be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart:
wait, I say, on the Lord.

Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

KJV reproduced by permission of Cambridge University Press, the Crown’s patentee in the UK.

Psalm 27 Modern English Version (MEV)

Psalm 27

A Psalm of David.

The Lord is my light and my salvation;
    whom will I fear?
The Lord is the strength of my life;
    of whom will I be afraid?

When the wicked came against me
    to eat my flesh—
my enemies and my foes—
    they stumbled and fell.
Though an army should encamp against me,
    my heart will not fear;
though war should rise against me,
    in this will I be confident.

One thing I have asked from the Lord,
    that will I seek after—
for me to dwell in the house of the Lord
    all the days of my life,
to see the beauty of the Lord,
    and to inquire in His temple.
For in the time of trouble
    He will hide me in His pavilion;
in the shelter of His tabernacle He will hide me;
    He will set me up on a rock.

Now my head will be lifted up
    above my enemies encircling me;
therefore I will offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle;
    I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord.

Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice!
    Be gracious to me and answer me.
When You said, “Seek My face,”
    my heart said to You, “Your face, Lord, I will seek.”
Do not hide Your face far from me;
    do not thrust Your servant away in anger;
    You have been my help.
Do not leave me nor forsake me,
    O God of my salvation.
10 If my father and my mother forsake me,
    then the Lord will take me in.
11 Teach me Your way, O Lord,
    and lead me in an upright path,
    because of my enemies.
12 Do not deliver me to the will of my enemies;
    for false witnesses have risen against me,
    and they breathe out violence.

13 I believe
    I will see the goodness of the Lord
    in the land of the living.
14 Wait on the Lord;
    be strong, and may your heart be stout;
    wait on the Lord.

Modern English Version (MEV)

The Holy Bible, Modern English Version. Copyright © 2014 by Military Bible Association. Published and distributed by Charisma House.

Psalm 27 New King James Version (NKJV)

An Exuberant Declaration of Faith

A Psalm of David.

27 The Lord is my light and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the strength of my life;
Of whom shall I be afraid?
When the wicked came against me
To eat[a] up my flesh,
My enemies and foes,
They stumbled and fell.
Though an army may encamp against me,
My heart shall not fear;
Though war may rise against me,
In this I will be confident.

One thing I have desired of the Lord,
That will I seek:
That I may dwell in the house of the Lord
All the days of my life,
To behold the [b]beauty of the Lord,
And to inquire in His temple.
For in the time of trouble
He shall hide me in His pavilion;
In the secret place of His tabernacle
He shall hide me;
He shall set me high upon a rock.

And now my head shall be [c]lifted up above my enemies all around me;
Therefore I will offer sacrifices of [d]joy in His tabernacle;
I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord.

Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice!
Have mercy also upon me, and answer me.
When You said, “Seek My face,”
My heart said to You, “Your face, Lord, I will seek.”
Do not hide Your face from me;
Do not turn Your servant away in anger;
You have been my help;
Do not leave me nor forsake me,
O God of my salvation.
10 When my father and my mother forsake me,
Then the Lord will take care of me.

11 Teach me Your way, O Lord,
And lead me in a smooth path, because of my enemies.
12 Do not deliver me to the will of my adversaries;
For false witnesses have risen against me,
And such as breathe out violence.
13 I would have lost heart, unless I had believed
That I would see the goodness of the Lord
In the land of the living.

14 Wait[e] on the Lord;
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the Lord!

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 27:2 devour
  2. Psalm 27:4 delightfulness
  3. Psalm 27:6 Lifted up in honor
  4. Psalm 27:6 joyous shouts
  5. Psalm 27:14 Wait in faith
New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Salmos 27 Reina-Valera 1960 (RVR1960)

Jehová es mi luz y mi salvación

Salmo de David.

27  Jehová es mi luz y mi salvación; ¿de quién temeré?
    Jehová es la fortaleza de mi vida; ¿de quién he de atemorizarme?

Cuando se juntaron contra mí los malignos, mis angustiadores y mis enemigos,
Para comer mis carnes, ellos tropezaron y cayeron.

Aunque un ejército acampe contra mí,
No temerá mi corazón;
Aunque contra mí se levante guerra,
Yo estaré confiado.

Una cosa he demandado a Jehová, ésta buscaré;
Que esté yo en la casa de Jehová todos los días de mi vida,
Para contemplar la hermosura de Jehová, y para inquirir en su templo.

Porque él me esconderá en su tabernáculo en el día del mal;
Me ocultará en lo reservado de su morada;
Sobre una roca me pondrá en alto.

Luego levantará mi cabeza sobre mis enemigos que me rodean,
Y yo sacrificaré en su tabernáculo sacrificios de júbilo;
Cantaré y entonaré alabanzas a Jehová.

Oye, oh Jehová, mi voz con que a ti clamo;
Ten misericordia de mí, y respóndeme.

Mi corazón ha dicho de ti: Buscad mi rostro.
Tu rostro buscaré, oh Jehová;

No escondas tu rostro de mí.
No apartes con ira a tu siervo;
Mi ayuda has sido.
No me dejes ni me desampares, Dios de mi salvación.

10 Aunque mi padre y mi madre me dejaran,
Con todo, Jehová me recogerá.

11 Enséñame, oh Jehová, tu camino,
Y guíame por senda de rectitud
A causa de mis enemigos.

12 No me entregues a la voluntad de mis enemigos;
Porque se han levantado contra mí testigos falsos, y los que respiran crueldad.

13 Hubiera yo desmayado, si no creyese que veré la bondad de Jehová
En la tierra de los vivientes.

14 Aguarda a Jehová;
Esfuérzate, y aliéntese tu corazón;
Sí, espera a Jehová.

Reina-Valera 1960 (RVR1960)

Versión Reina-Valera 1960 © Sociedades Bíblicas en América Latina, 1960. Renovado © Sociedades Bíblicas Unidas, 1988.

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