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Psalm 27

A Psalm of Fearless Trust in God.

A Psalm of David.

1The Lord is my light and my salvation—
Whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the refuge and fortress of my life—
Whom shall I dread?

When the wicked came against me to eat up my flesh,
My adversaries and my enemies, they stumbled and fell.

Though an army encamp against me,
My heart will not fear;
Though war arise against me,
Even in this I am confident.


One thing I have asked of the Lord, and that I will seek:
That I may dwell in the house of the Lord [in His presence] all the days of my life,
To gaze upon the beauty [the delightful loveliness and majestic grandeur] of the Lord
And to meditate in His temple.

For in the day of trouble He will hide me in His shelter;
In the secret place of His tent He will hide me;
He will lift me up on a rock.

And now my head will be lifted up above my enemies around me,
In His tent I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy;
I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord.


Hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud;
Be gracious and compassionate to me and answer me.

When You said, “Seek My face [in prayer, require My presence as your greatest need],” my heart said to You,
“Your face, O Lord, I will seek [on the authority of Your word].”

Do not hide Your face from me,
Do not turn Your servant away in anger;
You have been my help;
Do not abandon me nor [a]leave me,
O God of my salvation!
10 
Although my father and my mother have abandoned me,
Yet the Lord will take me up [adopt me as His child].

11 
Teach me Your way, O Lord,
And lead me on a level path
Because of my enemies [who lie in wait].
12 
Do not give me up to the will of my adversaries,
For false witnesses have come against me;
They breathe out violence.
13 
I would have despaired had I not believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord
In the land of the living.
14 
Wait for and confidently expect the Lord;
Be strong and let your heart take courage;
Yes, wait for and confidently expect the Lord.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 27:9 Lit forsake.

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Salmos 27

Salmo de David.

1El Señor es mi luz y mi salvación;
    ¿a quién temeré?
El Señor es el baluarte de mi vida;
    ¿quién podrá amedrentarme?
Cuando los malvados avanzan contra mí
    para devorar mis carnes,
cuando mis enemigos y adversarios me atacan,
    son ellos los que tropiezan y caen.
Aun cuando un ejército me asedie,
    no temerá mi corazón;
aun cuando una guerra estalle contra mí,
    yo mantendré la confianza.

Una sola cosa le pido al Señor,
    y es lo único que persigo:
habitar en la casa del Señor
    todos los días de mi vida,
para contemplar la hermosura del Señor
    y recrearme en su templo.
Porque en el día de la aflicción
    él me resguardará en su morada;
al amparo de su tabernáculo me protegerá,
    y me pondrá en alto, sobre una roca.
Me hará prevalecer
    frente a los enemigos que me rodean;
en su templo ofreceré sacrificios de alabanza
    y cantaré salmos al Señor.

Oye, Señor, mi voz cuando a ti clamo;
    compadécete de mí y respóndeme.
El corazón me dice: «¡Busca su rostro!»[a]
    Y yo, Señor, tu rostro busco.
No te escondas de mí;
    no rechaces, en tu enojo, a este siervo tuyo,
    porque tú has sido mi ayuda.
No me desampares ni me abandones,
    Dios de mi salvación.

10 Aunque mi padre y mi madre me abandonen,
    el Señor me recibirá en sus brazos.

11 Guíame, Señor, por tu camino;
    dirígeme por la senda de rectitud,
    por causa de los que me acechan.
12 No me entregues al capricho de mis adversarios,
    pues contra mí se levantan falsos testigos
    que respiran violencia.

13 Pero de una cosa estoy seguro:
    he de ver la bondad del Señor
    en esta tierra de los vivientes.

14 Pon tu esperanza en el Señor;
    ten valor, cobra ánimo;
    ¡pon tu esperanza en el Señor!

Notas al pie

  1. 27:8 El corazón … su rostro!» (lectura probable); A ti dice mi corazón: «Busquen mi rostro» (TM).