Salmos 27

1 Of David. The Lord is my light and my salvation; of whom shall I be afraid? the Lord is the fortress of my life; of whom shall I have dread?

2 When evil–doers come near against me to eat up my flesh, my assailants and my enemies at me: then do they stumble and fall.

3 If an army should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: if war should arise against me, even then will I have trust.

4 One thing have I asked of the Lord, that I will seek for: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the loveliness of the Lord, and to be every morning early in his temple.

5 For he will hide me in his pavilion on the day of evil; he will conceal me in the secret of his tabernacle; upon a rock will he place me high.

6 And now will my head be lifted up above my enemies all round about me; and I will sacrifice in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy: I will sing, and I will triumphantly play unto the Lord.

7 Hear, O Lord, my voice, when I call, and be gracious unto me, and answer me.

8 Of thee, said my heart, "Seek ye my presence": thy presence, Lord, will I seek.

9 Hide then not thy face from me; reject not in anger thy servant, thou who hast been my help: cast me not off, nor forsake me, O God of my salvation.

10 For my father and my mother have forsaken me; but the Lord will take me up.

11 Point me out thy way, O Lord! and guide me on a level path, because of those that regard me enviously.

12 Give me not up to the revengeful desire of my assailants; for there are risen up against me false witnesses, and such as utter violence.

13 Unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of life––

14 Wait on the Lord; be strong, and let thy heart be of good courage; and only wait on the Lord.