Psalm 27:6 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Psalm 27:6, NIV: "Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me; at his sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the LORD."

Psalm 27:6, ESV: "And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me, and I will offer in his tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing and make melody to the LORD."

Psalm 27:6, KJV: "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."

Psalm 27:6, NASB: "And now my head will be lifted up above my enemies around me, And I will offer in His tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the LORD."

Psalm 27:6, NLT: "Then I will hold my head high above my enemies who surround me. At his sanctuary I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy, singing and praising the LORD with music."

Psalm 27:6, CSB: "Then my head will be high above my enemies around me; I will offer sacrifices in his tent with shouts of joy. I will sing and make music to the LORD."

What does Psalm 27:6 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Confidence that he will triumph over all his enemies does not inspire David to take credit for victory. Instead, he would joyfully offer sacrifices to the Lord in the tabernacle and sing to the Lord. Likely, the sacrifices would be thank offerings.

Such joyful celebration had marked the occasion when David retrieved the ark of the covenant from the Philistines. He brought it to Jerusalem "with rejoicing" (2 Samuel 6:12). He "danced before the LORD with all his might" (2 Samuel 6:14). "David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the LORD with shouting and with the sound of the horn" (2 Samuel 6:15).

The Lord Jesus promised to be with us always, even to the end of the age (Matthew 28:20). The apostle Paul reminded the Philippians that "the Lord is at hand" (Philippians 4:5). Hebrews 13:5 gives us a promise from the Lord: "I will never leave you nor forsake you." Knowing the Lord is present with every believer always and everywhere should cause us to rejoice greatly with thanksgiving. It also gives us truth to cling to when circumstances cause us anxiety (Psalm 27:7–9).