English Standard Version
I Will Bless the Lord
26 (A)Vindicate me, O Lord,
for I have (B)walked in my integrity,
and I have (C)trusted in the Lord without wavering.
2 (D)Prove me, O Lord, and try me;
test my heart and (E)my mind.[a]
3 For your (F)steadfast love is before my eyes,
and I (G)walk in your (H)faithfulness.
8 O Lord, I (N)love the habitation of your house
and the place where your glory dwells.
9 (O)Do not sweep my soul away with sinners,
nor my life with bloodthirsty men,
10 in whose hands are evil devices,
and whose right hands are full of (P)bribes.
The Lord Is My Light and My Salvation
2 When evildoers assail me
to (V)eat up my flesh,
my adversaries and foes,
it is they who stumble and fall.
4 (X)One thing have I asked of the Lord,
that will I seek after:
that I may (Y)dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
to gaze upon (Z)the beauty of the Lord
and to inquire[d] in his temple.
7 (AF)Hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud;
be gracious to me and answer me!
8 You have said, (AG)“Seek[e] my face.”
My heart says to you,
“Your face, Lord, do I seek.”[f]
9 (AH)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,
(AI)O God of my salvation!
10 For (AJ)my father and my mother have forsaken me,
but the Lord will (AK)take me in.
11 (AL)Teach me your way, O Lord,
and lead me on (AM)a level path
because of my enemies.
12 (AN)Give me not up to the will of my adversaries;
for (AO)false witnesses have risen against me,
and they (AP)breathe out violence.
The Lord Is My Strength and My Shield
28 To you, O Lord, I call;
(AU)my rock, be not deaf to me,
lest, if you (AV)be silent to me,
I become like those who (AW)go down to the pit.
2 (AX)Hear the voice of my pleas for mercy,
when I cry to you for help,
when I (AY)lift up my hands
(AZ)toward your most holy sanctuary.[h]
3 Do not (BA)drag me off with the wicked,
with the workers of evil,
(BB)who speak peace with their neighbors
while evil is in their hearts.
4 (BC)Give to them according to their work
and according to the evil of their deeds;
give to them according to the work of their hands;
(BD)render them their due reward.
5 Because they (BE)do not regard the works of the Lord
or the work of his hands,
he will tear them down and build them up no more.
6 Blessed be the Lord!
For he has (BF)heard the voice of my pleas for mercy.
7 The Lord is my strength and (BG)my shield;
in him my heart (BH)trusts, and I am helped;
my heart exults,
and with my (BI)song I give thanks to him.
- Psalm 26:2 Hebrew test my kidneys and my heart
- Psalm 27:1 Or refuge
- Psalm 27:3 Or in this
- Psalm 27:4 Or meditate
- Psalm 27:8 The command (seek) is addressed to more than one person
- Psalm 27:8 The meaning of the Hebrew verse is uncertain
- Psalm 27:13 Other Hebrew manuscripts Oh! Had I not believed that I would look
- Psalm 28:2 Hebrew your innermost sanctuary
- Psalm 28:8 Some Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint, Syriac; most Hebrew manuscripts is their strength