Psalm 27

Of David.

The Lord is my light(A) and my salvation(B)
    whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold(C) of my life—
    of whom shall I be afraid?(D)

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For I am the Lord your God,(A)
    the Holy One(B) of Israel, your Savior;(C)
I give Egypt(D) for your ransom,
    Cush[a](E) and Seba(F) in your stead.(G)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 43:3 That is, the upper Nile region

“You heavens above, rain(A) down my righteousness;(B)
    let the clouds shower it down.
Let the earth open wide,
    let salvation(C) spring up,
let righteousness flourish with it;
    I, the Lord, have created it.

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13 I am bringing my righteousness(A) near,
    it is not far away;
    and my salvation(B) will not be delayed.
I will grant salvation to Zion,(C)
    my splendor(D) to Israel.

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My righteousness draws near speedily,
    my salvation(A) is on the way,(B)
    and my arm(C) will bring justice to the nations.
The islands(D) will look to me
    and wait in hope(E) for my arm.

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Salvation for Others

56 This is what the Lord says:

“Maintain justice(A)
    and do what is right,(B)
for my salvation(C) is close at hand
    and my righteousness(D) will soon be revealed.

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11 The Lord has made proclamation
    to the ends of the earth:(A)
“Say to Daughter Zion,(B)
    ‘See, your Savior comes!(C)
See, his reward is with him,
    and his recompense accompanies him.’”(D)

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