Psalm 27

The Lord Is My Light and My Salvation

Of David.

The Lord is my h light and my i salvation;
j whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold 1 of my life;
of whom shall I be afraid?

2 When evildoers assail me
to k eat up my flesh,
my adversaries and foes,
it is they who stumble and fall.

3 l Though an army encamp against me,
my heart shall not fear;
though war arise against me,
yet 2 I will be confident.

4 m One thing have I asked of the Lord,
that will I seek after:
that I may n dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
to gaze upon o the beauty of the Lord
and to inquire 3 in his temple.

5 For he will p hide me in his shelter
in the day of trouble;
he will conceal me under the cover of his tent;
he will q lift me high upon a rock.

6 And now my r head shall be lifted up
above my enemies all around me,
and I will offer in his tent
sacrifices with shouts of s joy;
t I will sing and make melody to the Lord.

7 u Hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud;
be gracious to me and answer me!
8 You have said, v "Seek 4 my face."
My heart says to you,
"Your face, Lord, do I seek." 5
9 w Hide not your face from me.
Turn not your servant away in anger,
O you who have been my help.
Cast me not off; forsake me not,
x O God of my salvation!
10 For y my father and my mother have forsaken me,
but the Lord will z take me in.

11 a Teach me your way, O Lord,
and lead me on b a level path
because of my enemies.
12 c Give me not up to the will of my adversaries;
for d false witnesses have risen against me,
and they e breathe out violence.

13 I believe 6 that I shall look upon f the goodness of the Lord
in g the land of the living!
14 h Wait for the Lord;
i be strong, and let your heart take courage;
wait for the Lord!

  1. Cross References
    Isaiah 60:20
    Your sun shall no more go down, nor your moon withdraw itself; for the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your days of mourning shall be ended.
    Micah 7:8
    Rejoice not over me, O my enemy; when I fall, I shall rise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord will be a light to me.
    Psalms 84:11
    For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly.
  2. Cross References
    Psalms 118:14
    The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.
    Exodus 15:2
    The Lord is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father's God, and I will exalt him.
    Isaiah 12:2
    "Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation."
    Isaiah 62:11
    Behold, the Lord has proclaimed to the end of the earth: Say to the daughter of Zion, "Behold, your salvation comes; behold, his reward is with him, and his recompense before him.
  3. Cross References
    Psalms 23:4
    Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
  4. Cross References
    Psalms 14:4
    Have they no knowledge, all the evildoers who eat up my people as they eat bread and do not call upon the Lord ?
  5. Cross References
    Psalms 3:6
    I will not be afraid of many thousands of people who have set themselves against me all around.
  6. Cross References
    Psalms 26:8
    O Lord, I love the habitation of your house and the place where your glory dwells.
    Psalms 84:1 - 2
    How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts!
  7. Cross References
    Psalms 23:6
    Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
    Psalms 65:4
    Blessed is the one you choose and bring near, to dwell in your courts! We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house, the holiness of your temple!
    Luke 2:37
    And then as a widow until she was eighty-four. She did not depart from the temple, worshiping with fasting and prayer night and day.
  8. Cross References
    Psalms 90:17
    Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands!
  9. Cross References
    Psalms 31:20
    In the cover of your presence you hide them from the plots of men; you store them in your shelter from the strife of tongues.
    Psalms 91:1
    He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
    Job 5:21
    You shall be hidden from the lash of the tongue, and shall not fear destruction when it comes.
    Isaiah 4:6
    There will be a booth for shade by day from the heat, and for a refuge and a shelter from the storm and rain.
  10. Cross References
    Psalms 40:2
    He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure.
  11. Cross References
    Psalms 3:3
    But you, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.
  12. Cross References
    Numbers 10:10
    On the day of your gladness also, and at your appointed feasts and at the beginnings of your months, you shall blow the trumpets over your burnt offerings and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings. They shall be a reminder of you before your God: I am the Lord your God.
  13. Cross References
    Ephesians 5:19
    Addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart.
    Colossians 3:16
    Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
  14. Cross References
    Psalms 30:10
    Hear, O Lord, and be merciful to me! O Lord, be my helper!
  15. Cross References
    Psalms 24:6
    Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek the face of the God of Jacob. Selah
    Psalms 105:4
    Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!
  16. Cross References
    Psalms 69:17
    Hide not your face from your servant; for I am in distress; make haste to answer me.
    Psalms 102:2
    Do not hide your face from me in the day of my distress! Incline your ear to me; answer me speedily in the day when I call!
    Psalms 143:7
    Answer me quickly, O Lord! My spirit fails! Hide not your face from me, lest I be like those who go down to the pit.
  17. Cross References
    Psalms 24:5
    He will receive blessing from the Lord and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
  18. Cross References
    Isaiah 49:15
    Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you.
    Isaiah 63:16
    For you are our Father, though Abraham does not know us, and Israel does not acknowledge us; you, O Lord, are our Father, our Redeemer from of old is your name.
  19. Cross References
    Isaiah 40:11
    He will tend his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms; he will carry them in his bosom, and gently lead those that are with young.
  20. Cross References
    Psalms 25:4
    Make me to know your ways, O Lord ; teach me your paths.
  21. Cross References
    Psalms 5:8
    Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness because of my enemies; make your way straight before me.
  22. Cross References
    Psalms 41:2
    The Lord protects him and keeps him alive; he is called blessed in the land; you do not give him up to the will of his enemies.
  23. Cross References
    Psalms 35:11
    Malicious witnesses rise up; they ask me of things that I do not know.
    1 Kings 21:13
    And the two worthless men came in and sat opposite him. And the worthless men brought a charge against Naboth in the presence of the people, saying, "Naboth cursed God and the king." So they took him outside the city and stoned him to death with stones.
    Matthew 26:59 - 60
    Now the chief priests and the whole Council were seeking false testimony against Jesus that they might put him to death.
    Mark 14:55 - 56
    Now the chief priests and the whole Council were seeking testimony against Jesus to put him to death, but they found none.
  24. Cross References
    Acts 9:1
    But Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest
  25. Cross References
    Exodus 33:19
    And he said, "I will make all my goodness pass before you and will proclaim before you my name 'The Lord.' And I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy.
  26. Cross References
    Psalms 52:5
    But God will break you down forever; he will snatch and tear you from your tent; he will uproot you from the land of the living. Selah
    Psalms 116:9
    I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living.
    Psalms 142:5
    I cry to you, O Lord ; I say, "You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.
    Job 28:13
    Man does not know its worth, and it is not found in the land of the living.
  27. Cross References
    Psalms 37:34
    Wait for the Lord and keep his way, and he will exalt you to inherit the land; you will look on when the wicked are cut off.
    Psalms 62:5
    For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him.
    Proverbs 20:22
    Do not say, "I will repay evil"; wait for the Lord, and he will deliver you.
  28. Cross References
    Psalms 31:24
    Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord!
    Deuteronomy 31:7
    Then Moses summoned Joshua and said to him in the sight of all Israel, "Be strong and courageous, for you shall go with this people into the land that the Lord has sworn to their fathers to give them, and you shall put them in possession of it.
    Joshua 1:6
    Be strong and courageous, for you shall cause this people to inherit the land that I swore to their fathers to give them.
    Joshua 1:9
    Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
    Joshua 1:18
    Whoever rebels against your commandment and disobeys your words, whatever you command him, shall be put to death. Only be strong and courageous.
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