The Lord Is My Light and My Salvation

Of David.

1The Lord is my light and my salvation;

whom shall I fear?

The Lord is the stronghold of my life;

of whom shall I be afraid?

2When evildoers assail me

to eat up my flesh,

my adversaries and foes,

it is they who stumble and fall.

3Though an army encamp against me,

my heart shall not fear;

though war arise against me,

yet I will be confident.

4One thing have I asked 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 gaze upon the beauty of the Lord

and to inquire in his temple.

5For he will hide me in his shelter

in the day of trouble;

he will conceal me under the cover of his tent;

he will lift me high upon a rock.

6And now my head shall be lifted up

above my enemies all around me,

and I will offer in his tent

sacrifices with shouts of joy;

I will sing and make melody to the Lord.

7Hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud;

be gracious to me and answer me!

8You have said, “Seek my face.”

My heart says to you,

“Your face, Lord, do I seek.”

9Hide 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,

O God of my salvation!

10For my father and my mother have forsaken me,

but the Lord will take me in.

11Teach me your way, O Lord,

and lead me on a level path

because of my enemies.

12Give me not up to the will of my adversaries;

for false witnesses have risen against me,

and they breathe out violence.

13I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord

in the land of the living!

14Wait for the Lord;

be strong, and let your heart take courage;

wait for the Lord!

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version ©2001 Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. All rights reserved.
English Standard Version, ESV, and the ESV logo are registered trademarks of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. Click here to review ESV Full Copyright Notice and Permissions Information.

Featured Resources

Shema - Listen

Shema - Listen

Is hearing and listening the same thing? In this video, discover how sound en...

BibleProject

“Beholding God's Beauty” | President Barnes preaches on Psalm 27:1–6 | October 5, 2017

“Beholding God's Beauty” | President Barnes pre...

David seeks communion with God in order to seek truth and to behold God’s bea...

Princeton Theological Seminary

Introduction to Psalms

Introduction to Psalms

Dr. David Taylor introduces the Psalms, songs that engage with the depth and ...

Fuller Studio

How to Have a Better Prayer Life

How to Have a Better Prayer Life

Kyle Strobel claims that “prayer thrives when it’s done honestly” and points ...

The Gospel Coalition

The Book of Psalms

The Book of Psalms

The book of Psalms is the largest collection of poetry in the Bible. In this ...

BibleProject

Tim Keller | Prayer in the Psalms: Discovering How to Pray

Tim Keller | Prayer in the Psalms: Discovering ...

Timothy Keller preaches on the Psalms as the prayerbook of the Bible in this ...

The Gospel Coalition

Overview: Psalms

Overview: Psalms

Watch our overview video on the book of Psalms, which breaks down the literar...

BibleProject

Overview: TaNaK / Old Testament

Overview: TaNaK / Old Testament

Watch our overview video on the Old Testament, also known as the Hebrew Bible...

BibleProject

Explore Psalm 27