Psalm 27

The Lord Is My Light and My Salvation

1 The LORD is my a light and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
The b LORD is the strength of my life;
Of whom shall I be afraid?

2 When the wicked came against me
To c eat 1 up my flesh,
My enemies and foes,
They stumbled and fell.

3 d Though an army may encamp against me,
My heart shall not fear;
Though war may rise against me,
In this I will be confident.

4 e One thing I have desired of the LORD,
That will I seek:
That I may f dwell in the house of the LORD
All the days of my life,
To behold the 2 beauty of the LORD,
And to inquire in His temple.

5 For g in the time of trouble
He shall hide me in His pavilion;
In the secret place of His tabernacle
He shall hide me;
He shall h set me high upon a rock.

6 And now i my head shall be 3 lifted up above my enemies all around me;
Therefore I will offer sacrifices of 4 joy in His tabernacle;
I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the LORD.

7 Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice!
Have mercy also upon me, and answer me.
8 When You said, "Seek My face,"
My heart said to You, "Your face, LORD, I will seek."
9 j Do not hide Your face from me;
Do not turn Your servant away in anger;
You have been my help;
Do not leave me nor forsake me,
O God of my salvation.
10 k When my father and my mother forsake me,
Then the LORD will take care of me.

11 l Teach me Your way, O LORD,
And lead me in a smooth path, because of my enemies.
12 Do not deliver me to the will of my adversaries;
For m false witnesses have risen against me,
And such as breathe out violence.

13 I would have lost heart, unless I had believed
That I would see the goodness of the LORD
n In the land of the living.
14 o Wait 5 on the LORD;
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the LORD!

  1. Cross References
    Psalms 18:28
    For You will light my lamp; The LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.
    Psalms 84:11
    For the LORD God is a sun and shield; The LORD will give grace and glory; No good thing will He withhold From those who walk uprightly.
    Isaiah 60:19
    The sun shall no longer be your light by day, Nor for brightness shall the moon give light to you; But the LORD will be to you an everlasting light, And your God your glory.
    Isaiah 60:20
    Your sun shall no longer go down, Nor shall your moon withdraw itself; For the LORD will be your everlasting light, And the days of your mourning shall be ended.
    Micah 7:8
    Do not rejoice over me, my enemy; When I fall, I will arise; When I sit in darkness, The LORD will be a light to me.
  2. Cross References
    Exodus 15:2
    The LORD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation; He is my God, and I will praise Him; My father's God, and I will exalt Him.
    Psalms 62:7
    In God is my salvation and my glory; The rock of my strength, And my refuge, is in God.
    Psalms 118:14
    The LORD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation.
    Isaiah 12:2
    Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; 'For YAH, the LORD, is my strength and song; He also has become my salvation.'
    Isaiah 33:2
    O LORD, be gracious to us; We have waited for You. Be their arm every morning, Our salvation also in the time of trouble.
  3. Cross References
    Psalms 14:4
    Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge, Who eat up my people as they eat bread, And do not call on the LORD?
  4. Cross References
    Psalms 3:6
    I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people Who have set themselves against me all around.
  5. Cross References
    Psalms 26:8
    LORD, I have loved the habitation of Your house, And the place where Your glory dwells.
    Psalms 65:4
    Blessed is the man You choose, And cause to approach You, That he may dwell in Your courts. We shall be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, Of Your holy temple.
  6. Cross References
    Luke 2:37
    And this woman was a widow of about eighty-four years, who did not depart from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.
  7. Cross References
    Psalms 31:20
    You shall hide them in the secret place of Your presence From the plots of man; You shall keep them secretly in a pavilion From the strife of tongues.
    Psalms 91:1
    He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
  8. Cross References
    Psalms 40:2
    He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, Out of the miry clay, And set my feet upon a rock, And established my steps.
  9. Cross References
    Psalms 3:3
    But You, O LORD, are a shield for me, My glory and the One who lifts up my head.
  10. Cross References
    Psalms 69:17
    And do not hide Your face from Your servant, For I am in trouble; Hear me speedily.
    Psalms 143:7
    Answer me speedily, O LORD; My spirit fails! Do not hide Your face from me, Lest I be like those who go down into the pit.
  11. Cross References
    Isaiah 49:15
    Can a woman forget her nursing child, And not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, Yet I will not forget you.
  12. Cross References
    Psalms 25:4
    Show me Your ways, O LORD; Teach me Your paths.
    Psalms 86:11
    Teach me Your way, O LORD; I will walk in Your truth; Unite my heart to fear Your name.
    Psalms 119:33
    Teach me, O LORD, the way of Your statutes, And I shall keep it to the end.
  13. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 19:18
    And the judges shall make careful inquiry, and indeed, if the witness is a false witness, who has testified falsely against his brother.
    Psalms 35:11
    Fierce witnesses rise up; They ask me things that I do not know.
    Matthew 26:60
    But found none. Even though many false witnesses came forward, they found none. But at last two false witnesses came forward
    Mark 14:56
    For many bore false witness against Him, but their testimonies did not agree.
    John 19:33
    But when they came to Jesus and saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs.
  14. Cross References
    Job 28:13
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    Psalms 52:5
    God shall likewise destroy you forever; He shal...
    Psalms 116:9
    I will walk before the LORD In the land of the ...
    Psalms 142:5
    I cried out to You, O LORD: I said, "You are my...
    Isaiah 38:11
    I said, "I shall not see YAH, The LORD in the l...
    Jeremiah 11:19
    But I was like a docile lamb brought to the sla...
    Ezekiel 26:20
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  15. Cross References
    Psalms 25:3
    Indeed, let no one who waits on You be ashamed;...
    Psalms 37:34
    Wait on the LORD, And keep His way, And He shal...
    Psalms 40:1
    I WAITED patiently for the LORD; And He incline...
    Psalms 62:5
    My soul, wait silently for God alone, For my ex...
    Psalms 130:5
    I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, And in His ...
    Proverbs 20:22
    Do not say, "I will recompense evil"; Wait for ...
    Isaiah 25:9
    And it will be said in that day: "Behold, this ...
    Habakkuk 2:3
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