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

Bible commentary

Discussion for Psalms 27

  • Valarie Ward
    This is my favorite chapter in psalms. I read this all the time for comfort and strenght.
  • Tonya Jackson
    Well God is letting us know wait on him be a good courage and he will strengthen our hearts.
  • Teresa
    I needed to read this especially regarding the heart. I've been having some heart
    issues so I'm seeking his word for my life. I'm glad we have this tool to use.
    Thank you
  • Rochelle Bailey
    I think it a lesson to learn an I also believe a lot of person can change their ways from this. It only for us not only to read but to acknowledge it
  • Mary
    we should look to God and be courageous
  • Anne
    I confess the first verse of this psalm day and night. It is comforting to know that no matter what comes against me I do not have to fear because God Almighty is for me.