An Exuberant Declaration of Faith

A Psalm of David.

27 The Lord is my (A)light and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
The (B)Lord is the strength of my life;
Of whom shall I be afraid?
When the wicked came against me
To (C)eat[a] up my flesh,
My enemies and foes,
They stumbled and fell.
(D)Though an army may encamp against me,
My heart shall not fear;
Though war may rise against me,
In this I will be confident.

(E)One thing I have desired of the Lord,
That will I seek:
That I may (F)dwell in the house of the Lord
All the days of my life,
To behold the [b]beauty of the Lord,
And to inquire in His temple.
For (G)in the time of trouble
He shall hide me in His pavilion;
In the secret place of His tabernacle
He shall hide me;
He shall (H)set me high upon a rock.

And now (I)my head shall be [c]lifted up above my enemies all around me;
Therefore I will offer sacrifices of [d]joy in His tabernacle;
I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord.

Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice!
Have mercy also upon me, and answer me.
When You said, “Seek My face,”
My heart said to You, “Your face, Lord, I will seek.”
(J)Do not hide Your face from me;
Do not turn Your servant away in anger;
You have been my help;
Do not leave me nor forsake me,
O God of my salvation.
10 (K)When my father and my mother forsake me,
Then the Lord will take care of me.

11 (L)Teach me Your way, O Lord,
And lead me in a smooth path, because of my enemies.
12 Do not deliver me to the will of my adversaries;
For (M)false witnesses have risen against me,
And such as breathe out violence.
13 I would have lost heart, unless I had believed
That I would see the goodness of the Lord
(N)In the land of the living.

14 (O)Wait[e] on the Lord;
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the Lord!

Rejoicing in Answered Prayer

A Psalm of David.

28 To You I will cry, O Lord my Rock:
(P)Do not be silent to me,
(Q)Lest, if You are silent to me,
I become like those who go down to the pit.
Hear the voice of my supplications
When I cry to You,
(R)When I lift up my hands (S)toward Your holy sanctuary.

Do not [f]take me away with the wicked
And with the workers of iniquity,
(T)Who speak peace to their neighbors,
But evil is in their hearts.
(U)Give them according to their deeds,
And according to the wickedness of their endeavors;
Give them according to the work of their hands;
Render to them what they deserve.
Because (V)they do not regard the works of the Lord,
Nor the operation of His hands,
He shall destroy them
And not build them up.

Blessed be the Lord,
Because He has heard the voice of my supplications!
The Lord is (W)my strength and my shield;
My heart (X)trusted in Him, and I am helped;
Therefore my heart greatly rejoices,
And with my song I will praise Him.

The Lord is [g]their strength,
And He is the (Y)saving refuge of His [h]anointed.
Save Your people,
And bless (Z)Your inheritance;
Shepherd them also,
(AA)And bear them up forever.

Praise to God in His Holiness and Majesty

A Psalm of David.

29 Give[i] (AB)unto the Lord, O you mighty ones,
Give unto the Lord glory and strength.
[j]Give unto the Lord the glory [k]due to His name;
Worship the Lord in (AC)the [l]beauty of holiness.

The voice of the Lord is over the waters;
(AD)The God of glory thunders;
The Lord is over many waters.
The voice of the Lord is powerful;
The voice of the Lord is full of majesty.

The voice of the Lord breaks (AE)the cedars,
Yes, the Lord splinters the cedars of Lebanon.
(AF)He makes them also skip like a calf,
Lebanon and (AG)Sirion like a young wild ox.
The voice of the Lord [m]divides the flames of fire.

The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness;
The Lord shakes the Wilderness of (AH)Kadesh.
The voice of the Lord makes the (AI)deer give birth,
And strips the forests bare;
And in His temple everyone says, “Glory!”

10 The (AJ)Lord sat enthroned at the Flood,
And (AK)the Lord sits as King forever.
11 (AL)The Lord will give strength to His people;
The Lord will bless His people with peace.


  1. Psalm 27:2 devour
  2. Psalm 27:4 delightfulness
  3. Psalm 27:6 Lifted up in honor
  4. Psalm 27:6 joyous shouts
  5. Psalm 27:14 Wait in faith
  6. Psalm 28:3 drag
  7. Psalm 28:8 So with MT, Tg.; LXX, Syr., Vg. the strength of His people
  8. Psalm 28:8 Commissioned one, Heb. messiah
  9. Psalm 29:1 Ascribe
  10. Psalm 29:2 Ascribe
  11. Psalm 29:2 Lit. of His name
  12. Psalm 29:2 majesty
  13. Psalm 29:7 stirs up, lit. hews out

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