Psalms 27:1

“(A Psalm of David.) The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

[A Psalme of Dauid.] The Lord is my light, and my saluation, whome shal I feare? the Lord is the strength of my life, of whō shall I be afraid?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the defense of my life; Whom shall I dread?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Jehovah is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? Jehovah is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?
- American Standard Version (1901)

<Of David.> The Lord is my light and my salvation; who is then a cause of fear to me? the Lord is the strength of my life; who is a danger to me?
- Basic English Bible

{[A Psalm] of David.} Jehovah is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? Jehovah is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
- Darby Bible

A Psalm of David. The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh is my light and my salvation. Whom shall I fear? Yahweh is the strength of my life. Of whom shall I be afraid?
- World English Bible

By David. Jehovah [is] my light and my salvation, Whom do I fear? Jehovah [is] the strength of my life, Of whom am I afraid?
- Youngs Literal Bible

A Psalm of David. The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Psalms 27

  • Sheils Bernard
    This is a great scripture and it works. I was being attacked at work by a Manager she didn't really like me much and tried on many occasion to get me fired. Well long story short it didn't work. She ended up getting Fired. GOD is a good God and he want for sake you. Wait on the Lord and he will renew your strength.
  • Mark Massey
    Because of his belief David was a King!
  • Pat
    Psalm 27 was read often by my mother when she was alive. When she felt down and upset or disappointed by someone she felt close to, she opened her bible to Psalm 27. I do the same. It is sad when friends seem to be turn their back to you. This Psalm describes vividly what you may be feeling and lifts you up.

  • Cheryl Buchanan
    The Lord has spoken this psalm to me lately a lot. Especially about Mother and Father forsaking me. But God is My Daddy and my Mother. He is my light my wisdom and His love saves me over and over.
  • Cheryl Buchanan
    This means to me. Daddy God ordered my life to sing and He always intended me to know Him and His love for me.
  • Moniette
    I do love this psalm. I read this vey often when, I'm down and when I am up, it says a lot to me and I always feel assured, that all will be well when I have finished reading it. KEEP TRUSTING READERS GOD ANSWERS PRAYERS.