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

  • Godwin Ebitu
    This is a psalm of comfort and encouragement. Especially verse 13 where it says i would have fainted,or been discouraged or given up,if had not believed that i will see the goodness of the lord in the land of the living.Glory to God.
  • Lilian
    Thank you Jesus for your words. The Lord is my light and my salvation whom shall i fear. The Lord is the strength of my life whom shall I be afraid of. Amen praise you Jesus i will never stop seeking your face you are my life the rock and my salvation i will trust you forever Lord help me to be born again in spirit thank you for your blood Jesus and thank you for your resurrection amen
  • Megan Brown
    Thank you Lord for today. Happy Easter :
  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 119:155 SALVATION IS FAR FROM THE WICKED FOR THEY SEEK NOT MY STATUTES---- PSALM 119:130 THE ENTRANCE OF THY WORDS GIVETH LIGHT IT GIVETH UNDERSTANDING UNTO THE SIMPLE ---- PROVERBS 21:16 THE MAN THAT WANDERETH OUT OF THE WAY OF UNDERSTANDING SHALL REMAIN IN THE CONGREGATION OF THE DEAD ---- ISAIAH 8:20 TO THE LAW AND TO THE TESTIMONY IF THEY SPEAK NOT ACCORDING TO THIS WORD IT IS BECAUSE THERE IS NO LIGHT IN THEM ---- JOB 38:2 WHO IS THIS THAT DARKENETH COUNSEL BY WORDS WITHOUT KNOWLEDGE ---- JOHN 3:19 AND THIS IS THE CONDEMNATION THAT LIGHT IS COME INTO THE WORLD AND MEN LOVED DARKNESS RATHER THAN LIGHT BECAUSE THERE DEEDS WERE EVIL 3:20 FOR EVERY ONE THAT DOETH EVIL HATETH THE LIGHT NEITHER COMETH TO THE LIGHT LEST HIS DEEDS SHOULD BE REPROVED 3:21 BUT HE THAT --- DOETH TRUTH --- COMETH TO THE LIGHT THAT HIS DEEDS MAY BE MADE MANIFEST THAT THEY ARE WROUGHT IN GOD ---- ACTS 28:28 BE IT KNOWN THEREFORE UNTO YOU THAT THE SALVATION OF GOD IS SENT UNTO THE GENTILES AND THAT THEY WILL HEAR IT ---- PSALM 25:5 LEAD ME IN THY TRUTH AND TEACH ME FOR THOU ART THE GOD OF MY SALVATION ON ---THEE DO I WAIT --- ALL THE DAY EPHESIANS 6:17 AND TAKE THE HELMET OF SALVATION AND THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT WHICH IS THE WORD OF GOD
  • EFFIEKING
    I love this psalm so much that I have been reading it almost every day. Could recite the whole thing now.
  • Marie Williamson
    The Lord just gave me this psalm to encourage me. I am not working and seeking a job. I been have been on many interviews, but still with a job. I have sick for the past 2years. God is God he will give me his heart's desire.