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World English Bible

Psalm 27 (WEBP)

[1] Yahweh is my light and my salvation. Whom shall I fear? Yahweh is the strength of my life. Of whom shall I be afraid?
[2] When evildoers came at me to eat up my flesh, even my adversaries and my foes, they stumbled and fell.
[3] Though an army should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear. Though war should rise against me, even then I will be confident.
[4] One thing I have asked of Yahweh, that I will seek after: that I may dwell in Yahweh’s house all the days of my life, to see Yahweh’s beauty, and to inquire in his temple.
[5] For in the day of trouble, he will keep me secretly in his pavilion. In the secret place of his tabernacle, he will hide me. He will lift me up on a rock.
[6] Now my head will be lifted up above my enemies around me. I will offer sacrifices of joy in his tent. I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to Yahweh.
[7] Hear, Yahweh, when I cry with my voice. Have mercy also on me, and answer me.
[8] When you said, “Seek my face,” my heart said to you, “I will seek your face, Yahweh.”
[9] Don’t hide your face from me. Don’t put your servant away in anger. You have been my help. Don’t abandon me, neither forsake me, God of my salvation.
[10] When my father and my mother forsake me, then Yahweh will take me up.
[11] Teach me your way, Yahweh. Lead me in a straight path, because of my enemies.
[12] Don’t deliver me over to the desire of my adversaries, for false witnesses have risen up against me, such as breathe out cruelty.
[13] I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of Yahweh in the land of the living.
[14] Wait for Yahweh. Be strong, and let your heart take courage. Yes, wait for Yahweh.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Psalm 27 (KJVS)

[1] «[A Psalm] of David .» The LORD [is] my light and my salvation ; whom shall I fear ()? the LORD [is] the strength of my life ; of whom shall I be afraid ()?
[2] When the wicked (), [even] mine enemies and my foes (), came () upon me to eat up () my flesh , they stumbled () and fell ().
[3] Though an host should encamp () against me, my heart shall not fear (): though war should rise () against me, in this [will] I [be] confident ().
[4] One [thing] have I desired () of the LORD , that will I seek () after; that I may dwell () in the house of the LORD all the days of my life , to behold () the beauty of the LORD , and to enquire () in his temple .
[5] For in the time of trouble he shall hide () me in his pavilion : in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide () me; he shall set me up () upon a rock .
[6] And now shall mine head be lifted up () above mine enemies () round about me: therefore will I offer () in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy ; I will sing (), yea, I will sing praises () unto the LORD .
[7] Hear (), O LORD , [when] I cry () with my voice : have mercy () also upon me, and answer () me.
[8] [When thou saidst], Seek () ye my face ; my heart said () unto thee, Thy face , LORD , will I seek ().
[9] Hide () not thy face [far] from me; put not thy servant away () in anger : thou hast been my help ; leave () me not, neither forsake () me, O God of my salvation .
[10] When my father and my mother forsake () me, then the LORD will take me up ().
[11] Teach () me thy way , O LORD , and lead () me in a plain path , because of mine enemies ().
[12] Deliver () me not over unto the will of mine enemies : for false witnesses are risen up () against me, and such as breathe out cruelty .
[13] [I had fainted], unless I had believed () to see () the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living .
[14] Wait () on the LORD : be of good courage (), and he shall strengthen () thine heart : wait (), I say, on the LORD .

Young’s Literal Translation

Psalm 27 (YLT)

[1] Jehovah is my light and my salvation, Whom do I fear? Jehovah is the strength of my life, Of whom am I afraid?
[2] When evil doers come near to me to eat my flesh, My adversaries and mine enemies to me, They have stumbled and fallen.
[3] Though a host doth encamp against me, My heart doth not fear, Though war riseth up against me, In this I am confident.
[4] One thing I asked of Jehovah-it I seek. My dwelling in the house of Jehovah, All the days of my life, To look on the pleasantness of Jehovah, And to inquire in His temple.
[5] For He hideth me in a tabernacle in the day of evil, He hideth me in a secret place of His tent, On a rock he raiseth me up.
[6] And now, lifted up is my head, Above my enemies-my surrounders, And I sacrifice in His tent sacrifices of shouting, I sing, yea, I sing praise to Jehovah.
[7] Hear, O Jehovah, my voice-I call, And favour me, and answer me.
[8] To Thee said my heart ‘They sought my face, Thy face, O Jehovah, I seek.’
[9] Hide not Thy face from me, Turn not aside in anger Thy servant, My help Thou hast been. Leave me not, nor forsake me, O God of my salvation.
[10] When my father and my mother Have forsaken me, then doth Jehovah gather me.
[11] Shew me, O Jehovah, Thy way, And lead me in a path of uprightness, For the sake of my beholders.
[12] Give me not to the will of my adversaries, For risen against me have false witnesses, And they breathe out violence to me.
[13] I had not believed to look on the goodness of Jehovah In the land of the living!
[14] Look unto Jehovah-be strong, And He doth strengthen thy heart, Yea, look unto Jehovah!