The Lord Is My Light and My Salvation
1The Lord is my #Isa. 60:20; Mic. 7:8; [Ps. 84:11] light and my #Ps. 118:14; Ex. 15:2; Isa. 12:2; 62:11 salvation;
# See Ps. 23:4 whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold#27:1 Or refuge of my life;
of whom shall I be afraid?
2When evildoers assail me
to #Ps. 14:4eat up my flesh,
my adversaries and foes,
it is they who stumble and fall.
Though an army encamp against me,
my heart shall not fear;
though war arise against me,
yet#27:3 Or in this I will be confident.
4 # [Ps. 26:8; 84:1, 2] One thing have I asked of the Lord,
that will I seek after:
that I may #Ps. 23:6; 65:4; [Luke 2:37] dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
to gaze upon #Ps. 90:17the beauty of the Lord
and to inquire#27:4 Or meditate in his temple.
5For he will #Ps. 31:20; [Ps. 91:1; Job 5:21; Isa. 4:6] hide me in his shelter
in the day of trouble;
he will conceal me under the cover of his tent;
he will #Ps. 40:2lift me high upon a rock.
6And now my #Ps. 3:3 head shall be lifted up
above my enemies all around me,
and I will offer in his tent
sacrifices with shouts of #[Num. 10:10] joy;
Eph. 5:19; Col. 3:16 I will sing and make melody to the Lord.
Hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud;
be gracious to me and answer me!
8You have said, #Ps. 24:6; 105:4“Seek#27:8 The command (seek) is addressed to more than one person my face.”
My heart says to you,
“Your face, Lord, do I seek.”#27:8 The meaning of the Hebrew verse is uncertain
Ps. 69:17; 102:2; 143:7 Hide not your face from me.
Turn not your servant away in anger,
O you who have been my help.
Cast me not off; forsake me not,
# See Ps. 24:5 O God of my salvation!
10For #[Isa. 49:15; 63:16] my father and my mother have forsaken me,
but the Lord will #[Isa. 40:11]take me in.
11 # See Ps. 25:4 Teach me your way, O Lord,
and lead me on #[Ps. 5:8]a level path
because of my enemies.
Ps. 41:2 Give me not up to the will of my adversaries;
for #Ps. 35:11; [1 Kgs. 21:13; Matt. 26:59, 60; Mark 14:55, 56] false witnesses have risen against me,
and they #Acts 9:1breathe out violence.
13I believe that I shall look#27:13 Other Hebrew manuscripts Oh! Had I not believed that I would look upon #Ex. 33:19 the goodness of the Lord
in #Ps. 52:5; 116:9; 142:5; Job 28:13the land of the living!
Ps. 37:34; 62:5; Prov. 20:22 Wait for the Lord;
Ps. 31:24; Deut. 31:7; Josh. 1:6, 9, 18 be strong, and let your heart take courage;
wait for the Lord!