Ps 27:1
27:1 <<[A Psalm] of David.>> The LORD [is] my {a} light and my
     salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD [is] the strength of
     my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

     (a) Because he was assured of good success in all his
         dangers and that his salvation was surely laid up in
         God, he did not fear the tyranny of his enemies.

Ps 27:3
27:3 Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not
     fear: though war should rise against me, in {b} this [will]
     I [be] confident.

     (b) That God will deliver me and give my faith the victory.

Ps 27:4
27:4 {c} One [thing] have I desired 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 behold the beauty of the LORD, and
     to enquire in his temple.

     (c) The loss of country, wife and all worldly conveniences
         would not grieve me as much as this one thing, that I
         may not praise your name in the midst of the

Ps 27:6
27:6 {d} And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies
     round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle
     sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises
     unto the LORD.

     (d) David assured himself by the Spirit of prophecy that he
         should overcome his enemies and serve God in his

Ps 27:8
27:8 [When thou saidst], {e} Seek ye my face; my heart said unto
     thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek.

     (e) He grounds on God's promise and shows that he is most
         willing to obey his commandment.

Ps 27:10
27:10 {f} When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD
      will take me up.

      (f) He magnifies God's love toward his, which far passes
          the most tender love of parents towards their

Ps 27:12
27:12 Deliver me not over unto the {g} will of mine enemies: for
      false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as
      breathe out cruelty.

      (g) But either pacify their wrath, or bridle their rage.

Ps 27:13
27:13 [I had fainted], unless I had believed to see the goodness
      of the LORD {h} in the land of the living.

      (h) In this present life before I die, as in
          Isa 38:11.

Ps 27:14
27:14 {i} Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall
      strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.

      (i) He exhorts himself to depend on the Lord seeing he
          never failed in his promises.