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American Standard Version

Psalm 27 (ASV)

[1] Jehovah is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? Jehovah is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?
[2] When evil-doers came upon me to eat up my flesh, Even mine adversaries and my foes, they stumbled and fell.
[3] Though a host should encamp against me, My heart shall not fear: Though war should rise against me, Even then will I be confident.
[4] One thing have I asked of Jehovah, that will I seek after; That I may dwell in the house of Jehovah all the days of my life, To behold the beauty of Jehovah, And to inquire in his temple.
[5] For in the day of trouble he will keep me secretly in his pavilion: In the covert of his tabernacle will he hide me; He will lift me up upon a rock.
[6] And now shall my head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me. And I will offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto Jehovah.
[7] Hear, O Jehovah, 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, Jehovah, will I seek.
[9] Hide not thy face from me; Put not thy servant away in anger: Thou hast been my help; Cast me not off, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.
[10] When my father and my mother forsake me, Then Jehovah will take me up.
[11] Teach me thy way, O Jehovah; And lead me in a plain path, Because of mine enemies.
[12] Deliver me not over unto the will of mine adversaries: 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 Jehovah In the land of the living.
[14] Wait for Jehovah: Be strong, And let thy heart take courage; Yea, wait thou for Jehovah.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Psalm 27 (KJVS)

[1] «[A Psalm] of David H1732.» The LORD H3068 [is] my light H216 and my salvation H3468; whom shall I fear H3372 (8799)? the LORD H3068 [is] the strength H4581 of my life H2416; of whom shall I be afraid H6342 (8799)?
[2] When the wicked H7489 (8688), [even] mine enemies H6862 and my foes H341 (8802), came H7126 (8800) upon me to eat up H398 (8800) my flesh H1320, they stumbled H3782 (8804) and fell H5307 (8804).
[3] Though an host H4264 should encamp H2583 (8799) against me, my heart H3820 shall not fear H3372 (8799): though war H4421 should rise H6965 (8799) against me, in this [will] I [be] confident H982 (8802).
[4] One H259 [thing] have I desired H7592 (8804) of the LORD H3068, that will I seek H1245 (8762) after; that I may dwell H3427 (8800) in the house H1004 of the LORD H3068 all the days H3117 of my life H2416, to behold H2372 (8800) the beauty H5278 of the LORD H3068, and to enquire H1239 (8763) in his temple H1964.
[5] For in the time H3117 of trouble H7451 he shall hide H6845 (8799) me in his pavilion H5520: in the secret H5643 of his tabernacle H168 shall he hide H5641 (8686) me; he shall set me up H7311 (8787) upon a rock H6697.
[6] And now shall mine head H7218 be lifted up H7311 (8799) above mine enemies H341 (8802) round about H5439 me: therefore will I offer H2076 (8799) in his tabernacle H168 sacrifices H2077 of joy H8643; I will sing H7891 (8799), yea, I will sing praises H2167 (8762) unto the LORD H3068.
[7] Hear H8085 (8798), O LORD H3068, [when] I cry H7121 (8799) with my voice H6963: have mercy H2603 (8798) also upon me, and answer H6030 (8798) me.
[8] [When thou saidst], Seek H1245 (8761) ye my face H6440; my heart H3820 said H559 (8804) unto thee, Thy face H6440, LORD H3068, will I seek H1245 (8762).
[9] Hide H5641 (8686) not thy face H6440 [far] from me; put H5186 not thy servant H5650 away H5186 (8686) in anger H639: thou hast been my help H5833; leave H5203 (8799) me not, neither forsake H5800 (8799) me, O God H430 of my salvation H3468.
[10] When my father H1 and my mother H517 forsake H5800 (8804) me, then the LORD H3068 will take me up H622 (8799).
[11] Teach H3384 (8685) me thy way H1870, O LORD H3068, and lead H5148 (8798) me in a plain H4334 path H734, because of mine enemies H8324 (8802).
[12] Deliver H5414 (8799) me not over unto the will H5315 of mine enemies H6862: for false H8267 witnesses H5707 are risen up H6965 (8804) against me, and such as breathe out H3307 cruelty H2555.
[13] [I had fainted], unless H3884 I had believed H539 (8689) to see H7200 (8800) the goodness H2898 of the LORD H3068 in the land H776 of the living H2416.
[14] Wait H6960 (8761) on the LORD H3068: be of good courage H2388 (8798), and he shall strengthen H553 (8686) thine heart H3820: wait H6960 (8761), I say, on the LORD H3068.

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!