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 27:1

  • Shanita for verse 1
    The Lord is my light and my salvation whom shall I fear, means it is by Christ Jesus alone that God has brought me out of darkness and into His marvelous light that same light that leads and guides me by His grace. By grace I am saved through faith in Christ Jesus, and not of any of my own doing. Because He is my Shepherd, and if He be for me, nothing can prevail against me, I have nothing to fear. The Lord is the strength of my life means I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me and nothing shall be impossible for me.
  • The Lord is my light and my salvation whom shall I fear. .meaning that the Lord is the light that shines upon you, where ever you go there will be light never be afraid God is with you always..when you have Faith never fear because God is with you each and every day.
  • Oluwaseun for verse 1
    Psalm 27 is powerful and meaning light is God and we need to hide under light and put confident in God..our strength is God and been..so God is the lifters our head and protection..thank you Jesus for what you are done for us ..thank you..
  • Sherry carpenter for verse 1
    I think my God, my Light and Salvation and My Life.
  • Des kistan for verse 1
    As we grow deeper in faith we start to see the truth amongst our blind eyes. We start to see the truth of all around us. Its now only your faith to keep you moving and to see the world as a happy place. Evil becomes no more. Love is all around now.
  • MockingBird for verse 1
    There are two forces one is faith the other is fear. Faith activates God on my behalf and fear activates the devil against me. Faith is the stronger force. The Lord is my light and my salvation whom shall I fear. The Lord is my strength Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world . Mercy and Grace added into me When I believe God and it is accounted to me as righteousness.