When You said, “Seek My face [in prayer, require My presence as your greatest need],” my heart said to You,
“Your face, O Lord, I will seek [on the authority of Your word].”
Do not hide Your face from me,
Do not turn Your servant away in anger;
You have been my help;
Do not abandon me nor [a]leave me,
O God of my salvation!
Although my father and my mother have abandoned me,
Yet the Lord will take me up [adopt me as His child].(A)
- Psalm 27:9 Lit forsake.
New International Version
8 My heart says of you, “Seek his face!(A)”
Your face, Lord, I will seek.
9 Do not hide your face(B) from me,
do not turn your servant away in anger;(C)
you have been my helper.(D)
Do not reject me or forsake(E) me,
God my Savior.(F)
10 Though my father and mother forsake me,
the Lord will receive me.