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

  • Wanda
    Verse 4: "One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple." This verse speak directly to my heart's with my desire and request unto the Lord.
  • Felicia
    Verse 14
    Thank you king David, I will wait patiently on the Lord until He brings about my complete change. I give Him my frailty and He will me strength. Thank you Jesus!
  • ValeriŠ½ Anufriev
    What is interesting that in Russian Orthodox Synod Psalms Psalm 26 accords to Psalm 27 (KJV)
  • Steve morrow
    PHILIPPIANS 1:14 and many of the brethren in THE LORD waxing confident by my bonds are --- much more bold to speak the word without fear PROVERBS 28:1 the wicked flee when no man pursueth --- but the righteous are bold as a lion --- ACTS 5:20 go stand and speak in the temple to the people --- ALL THE WORDS --- of this life
  • Penny
    Love this chapter. I can sing some of these verses.
  • Mild Bill
    "I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living." The"land of the living", in a world of people dead in trespasses and sins. Sounds to me like witnessing the grace and mercy of God in the lives of other believers,becomes our expectation that the same God we see in the lives of others, is with us also, and our turn for his attention is always near.