27 The Lord is my light [18:28; 43:3; Is. 9:2; John 1:4, 9; 8:12; 1 John 1:5] and ·the one who saves me [my salvation]. ·So why should I fear anyone [L Whom should I fear]? The Lord ·protects [L is the stronghold/refuge of] my life. ·So why [L Of whom] should I be afraid? 2 Evil people may try to ·destroy my body [L approach me and devour/consume my flesh]. My enemies and those who hate me ·are overwhelmed and defeated [L stumble and fall]. 3 If an army ·surrounds [L camps around] me, ·I [L my heart] will not be afraid. If war ·breaks out [rises against me], I will ·trust [have confidence in] ·the Lord[L in this; Rom. 8:31–39].
4 I ask only one thing from the Lord. This is what I ·want [L seek after]: Let me ·live [dwell] in the Lord’s house [C the sanctuary] all the days of my life. Let me see the Lord’s beauty and ·look with my own eyes [L make inquiry; C discover God’s will] at his Temple. 5 ·During danger [L In the day of trouble] he will ·keep me safe [L hide me] in his shelter. He will ·hide [conceal] me in his Holy Tent, or he will ·keep me safe [L set me high] on a ·high mountain [L rock]. 6 My head is higher than my enemies around me. I will offer joyful sacrifices in his Holy Tent [C the Tabernacle]. I will sing and praise the Lord.
7 Lord, hear ·me [L my voice] when I ·call [pray]; have mercy and answer me. 8 My heart said of you, “Go, ·worship him [L seek his face].” So I ·come to worship you [L seek your face], Lord. 9 Do not ·turn away [L hide your face] from me. Do not turn your servant away in anger; you have helped me. Do not push me away or ·leave me alone [abandon me], God, my Savior. 10 If my father and mother ·leave [abandon] me, the Lord will take me in. 11 Lord, teach me your ways, and guide me ·to do what is right [L on a straight/right path] because ·I have [L of my] enemies. 12 Do not hand me over to my enemies, because ·they tell lies about [L false witnesses rise up against] me [Ex. 20:16] and ·say they will hurt me [L they breathe out violence].
13 I truly believe I will see the Lord’s goodness ·during my life [L in the land of the living]. 14 ·Wait for [Hope in] the Lord’s help. Be strong and let your heart be brave, and ·wait for [hope in] the Lord’s help.
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