Psalm 27-Catholic Bible, New American Bible translation
Psalm 27: Trust in God
1 Of David
The Lord is my light and my salvation;
whom should I fear?
The Lord is my life’s refuge;
of whom should I be afraid?
2 When evildoers come at me
to devour my flesh,
My foes and my enemies
themselves stumble and fall.
3 Though an army encamp against me,
my heart will not fear;
Though war be waged upon me,
even then will I trust.
4 One thing I ask of the Lord; this I seek:
To dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
That I may gaze on the loveliness of the Lord
and contemplate his temple.
5 For he will hide me in his abode in the day of trouble;
He will conceal me in the shelter of his tent,
he will set me high upon a rock.
6 Even now my head is held high
above my enemies on every side.
And I will offer in his tent
sacrifices with shouts of gladness;
I will sing and chant praise to the Lord.
7 Hear, O Lord, the sound of my call;
have pity on me, and answer me.
8 Of you my heart speaks; you my glance seeks;
your presence, O Lord, I seek.
9 Hide not your face from me;
do not in anger repel your servant.
You are my helper: cast me not off;
forsake me not, O God my savior.
10 Though my father and mother forsake me,
yet will the Lord receive me.
11 Show me, O Lord, your way, and lead me on a level path,
because of my adversaries.
12 Give me not us to the wishes of my foes;
for false witnesses have risen up against me,
and such as breathe out violence.
13 I believe that I shall see the bounty of the Lord
in the land of the living.
14 Wait for the Lord with courage;
be stouthearted, and wait for the Lord.
A Catholic commentary on Psalm 27 would yield a rich message for us. Verses 1, 4, and 14 may be the most well known Bible verses from this Psalm. Just by themselves, they are each a prayer to God, telling Him of our faith and trust in Him. We can use the meaning of this scripture as a lesson on how to be steadfast in our love for and trust in God. May our faith and trust in Him never waver, but always remain steadfast.
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