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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27 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?

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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
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For I am the Lord thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee.

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“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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Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; 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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13 I bring near my righteousness; it shall not be far off, and my salvation shall not tarry: and I will place salvation in Zion for Israel my glory.

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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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My righteousness is near; my salvation is gone forth, and mine arms shall judge the people; the isles shall wait upon me, and on mine arm shall they trust.

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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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56 Thus saith the Lord, Keep ye judgment, and do justice: for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to 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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11 Behold, the Lord hath proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.

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