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Jehovah’s Witnesses

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Online Bible

NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (2013 REVISION)

Psalms 27:1-14

OUTLINE OF CONTENTS

  • Jehovah, the stronghold of my life

    • Appreciation for God’s temple (4)

    • Jehovah cares even if parents do not (10)

    • “Hope in Jehovah” (14)

Of David. 27  Jehovah is my light+ and my salvation. Whom should I fear?+ Jehovah is the stronghold of my life.+ Whom should I dread?   When evil men attacked me to devour my flesh,+ My adversaries and my enemies were the ones who stumbled and fell.   Though an army should set up camp against me, My heart will not fear.+ Though war should break out against me, Even then I will remain confident.   One thing I have asked from Jehovah —It is what I will look for— That I may dwell in the house of Jehovah all the days of my life,+ To gaze upon the pleasantness of Jehovah And to look with appreciation* upon his temple.*+   For he will hide me in his shelter on the day of calamity;+ He will conceal me in the secret place of his tent;+ High on a rock he will place me.+   Now my head is high above my enemies who surround me; I will offer sacrifices at his tent with joyful shouting; I will sing praises* to Jehovah.   Hear me, O Jehovah, when I cry out;+ Show me favor and answer me.+   Speaking for you, my heart has said: “Seek to find my face.” Your face, O Jehovah, I will seek to find.+   Do not hide your face from me.+ Do not turn your servant away in your anger. You are my helper;+ Do not forsake me or leave me, my God of salvation. 10  Even if my own father and mother abandon me,+ Jehovah himself will take me in.+ 11  Instruct me in your way, O Jehovah,+ Lead me in the path of uprightness because of my foes. 12  Do not hand me over to my adversaries,*+ For false witnesses have risen up against me,+ And they threaten me with violence. 13  Where would I be if I did not have faith That I would see Jehovah’s goodness in the land of the living?*+ 14  Hope in Jehovah;+ Be courageous and strong of heart.+ Yes, hope in Jehovah.

Footnotes

Or “to look contemplatively.”
Or “sanctuary.”
Or “make music.”
Or “to the soul of my adversaries.”
Or possibly, “Surely I do have faith that I will see Jehovah’s goodness in the land of the living.”