Psalm 27:3-8

A (3) Though an host should encamp against me, MY HEART shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.

B (4) One thing have I desired of Yahweh, THAT WILL I SEEK after; that I may dwell in the house of Yahweh all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of Yahweh, and to enquire in his temple.

C (5) For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret OF HIS TABERNACLE shall he hide me;

D (5) HE SHALL SET ME UP upon a rock.

D1 (6) And now shall mine head BE LIFTED UP above mine enemies round about me:

C1 (6) therefore will I offer in HIS TABERNACLE sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto Yahweh.

B1 (7,8) Hear, O Yahweh, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me. When thou saidst, SEEK YE my face;

A1 (8) MY HEART said unto thee, Thy face, Yahweh, will I seek.

Note this psalm has “salvation” in verses 1 and 9 and it is tempting to treat this as part of the chiasm but the pattern finishes when “seek” occurs again but AFTER “heart” in verse 8. (Nigel)

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