(A)Hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud;
    be gracious to me and answer me!
You have said, (B)“Seek[a] my face.”
My heart says to you,
    “Your face, Lord, do I seek.”[b]
    (C)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,
    (D)O God of my salvation!
10 For (E)my father and my mother have forsaken me,
    but the Lord will (F)take me in.

11 (G)Teach me your way, O Lord,
    and lead me on (H)a level path
    because of my enemies.
12 (I)Give me not up to the will of my adversaries;
    for (J)false witnesses have risen against me,
    and they (K)breathe out violence.

13 I believe that I shall look[c] upon (L)the goodness of the Lord
    in (M)the land of the living!
14 (N)Wait for the Lord;
    (O)be strong, and let your heart take courage;
    wait for the Lord!

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 27:8 The command (seek) is addressed to more than one person
  2. Psalm 27:8 The meaning of the Hebrew verse is uncertain
  3. Psalm 27:13 Other Hebrew manuscripts Oh! Had I not believed that I would look

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