Psalm 27:1
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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?

King James 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?

Darby Bible Translation
{[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?

World English 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?

Young's Literal Translation
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?

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The Lord is my light and my salvation - This light can never be extinguished by man; the Lord is my salvation, my safeguard, my shield, and my defense; of whom then should I be afraid?

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

salvation

Psalm 3:8 Salvation belongs to the LORD: your blessing is on your people. Selah.

Psalm 18:2 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler...

Psalm 62:2,6 He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved...

Psalm 68:19,20 Blessed be the Lord, who daily loads us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah...

Psalm 118:14,15,21 The LORD is my strength and song, and is become my salvation...

Exodus 15:2 The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father's God...

Isaiah 12:2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song...

Isaiah 51:6-8 Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look on the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke...

Isaiah 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation...

Luke 2:30 For my eyes have seen your salvation,

Luke 3:6 And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.

Revelation 7:10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.

strength

Psalm 18:1,2,46 I will love you, O LORD, my strength...

Psalm 19:14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.

Psalm 28:7,8 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoices...

Psalm 43:2 For you are the God of my strength: why do you cast me off? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

Isaiah 45:24 Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come...

2 Corinthians 12:9 And he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength is made perfect in weakness...

of whom

Psalm 11:1 In the LORD put I my trust: how say you to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?

Psalm 46:1,2 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble...

Psalm 56:2-4 My enemies would daily swallow me up: for they be many that fight against me, O you most High...

Psalm 118:6 The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do to me?

Matthew 8:26 And he said to them, Why are you fearful, O you of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea...

Romans 8:31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

Hebrews 13:6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do to me.

Library
March 1. "Wait on the Lord" (Ps. xxvii. 14).
"Wait on the Lord" (Ps. xxvii. 14). How often this is said in the Bible, how little understood! It is what the old monk calls the "practice of the presence of God." It is the habit of prayer. It is the continued communion that not only asks, but receives. People often ask us to pray for them and we have to say, "Why, God has answered our prayer for you, and you must now take the answer. It is awaiting you, and you must take it by waiting on the Lord." This it is that renews the strength, until we
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Of the Proving of the True Lover
"My Son, thou art not yet strong and prudent in thy love." 2. Wherefore, O my Lord? 3. "Because for a little opposition thou fallest away from thy undertakings, and too eagerly seekest after consolation. The strong lover standeth fast in temptations, and believeth not the evil persuasions of the enemy. As in prosperity I please him, so in adversity I do not displease. 4. "The prudent lover considereth not the gift of the lover so much as the love of the giver. He looketh for the affection more
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

Epistle vi. To Januarius, Bishop of Caralis (Cagliari).
To Januarius, Bishop of Caralis (Cagliari). Gregory to Januarius, &c. The Jews who have come hither from your city have complained to us that Peter, who has been brought by the will of God from their superstition to the worship of Christian faith, having taken with him certain disorderly persons, on the day after his baptism, that is on the Lord's day of the very Paschal festival, with grave scandal and without your consent, had taken possession of their synagogue in Caralis, and placed there the
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

The victory of Unarmed Faith
'And David said to Saul, Let no man's heart fail because of him; thy servant will go and fight with this Philistine. 33. And Saul said to David, Thou art not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him: for thou art but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth. 34. And David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept his father's sheep, and there came a lion and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock; 35. And I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth: and when he
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
Exodus 15:2
"The LORD is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father's God, and I will exalt him.

Psalm 18:28
You, LORD, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.

Psalm 23:4
Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Psalm 28:8
The LORD is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.

Psalm 38:22
Come quickly to help me, my Lord and my Savior.

Psalm 46:2
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,

Psalm 49:5
Why should I fear when evil days come, when wicked deceivers surround me--

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