STUDYING THE PSALMS is like coming across a “Greatest Hits” album by your favorite band. You can find more jewels in the Psalms than in the Queen’s storehouse. It’s incredible.
I use Laridian’s Bible software–and the wealth of study resources available make it difficult to read too quickly. I have concordances, numerous commentaries, a dozen or so Bible versions, dictionaries, historical books (Josephus, for instance) … you name it … available at a click. (Laridian provides a platform for my PC, my Palm and my phone.) Anyway, I could go on about that all day–and soon, I will take some screenshots and show you exactly how much Laridian offers. It’s amazing. I have all of that Bible study power with me, no matter where I am or when I need it. (Yes, I signed up for their affiliate program, but I would be telling you this regardless. I don’t know of a product on the planet I would feel better about recommending than Laridian.)
Back to the Psalms. When you come across something like Psalm 27, there is really nothing else that can be said:
(Complete Jewish Bible, by way of Laridian, copyright 1998 by David H. Stern)
[27:1] (0)By David*:
(1)ADONAI* is my light and salvation;
whom do I need to fear?
ADONAI* is the stronghold of my life;
of whom should I be afraid?
 When evildoers assailed me
to devour my flesh,
my adversaries and foes,
they stumbled and fell.
 If an army encamps against me,
my heart will not fear;
if war breaks out against me,
even then I will keep trusting.
 Just one thing have I asked of ADONAI*;
only this will I seek:
to live in the house of ADONAI*
all the days of my life,
to see the beauty of ADONAI*
and visit in his temple.
 For he will conceal me in his shelter
on the day of trouble,
he will hide me in the folds of his tent,
he will set me high on a rock.
 Then my head will be lifted up
above my surrounding foes,
and I will offer in his tent
sacrifices with shouts of joy;
I will sing, sing praises to ADONAI*.
 Listen, ADONAI*, to my voice when I cry;
show favor to me; and answer me.
 “My heart said of you, ‘Seek my face.’”
Your face, ADONAI*, I will seek.
 Do not hide your face from me,
don’t turn your servant away in anger.
You are my help; don’t abandon me;
don’t leave me, God my savior.
 Even though my father and mother have left me,
ADONAI* will care for me.
 Teach me your way, ADONAI*;
lead me on a level path
because of my enemies—
 don’t give me up to the whims of my foes;
for false witnesses have risen against me,
also those who are breathing violence.
 If I hadn’t believed that I would see
ADONAI‘s* goodness in the land of the living,…
 Put your hope in ADONAI*, be strong,
and let your heart take courage!
Yes, put your hope in ADONAI*!