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.
You'll get this book and many others when you join Bible Gateway Plus. Learn more
You must be logged in to view your newly purchased content. Please log in below or if you don't have an account, creating one is easy and only takes a few moments. After you log in your content will be available in your library.
Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your free trial.
Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. You’re already logged in with your Bible Gateway account. The next step is to enter your payment information. Your credit card won’t be charged until the trial period is over. You can cancel anytime during the trial period.
Click the button below to continue.
Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your subscription.
You’ve already claimed your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus. To subscribe at our regular subscription rate of $3.99/month, click the button below.
Upgrade, and get the most out of your new account. An integrated digital Bible study library - including complete notes from the NIV Study Bible and the NKJV MacArthur Study Bible - is just a step away! Try it free for 30 days.