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Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Psalms 27:1

Psalms 27:1. The Lord is my light My counsellor in my difficulties, and my comforter and deliverer in all my distresses. David’s subjects called him the light of Israel; but he owns he shone, as the moon doth, with a borrowed light: the light which God communicated to him reflected upon them. God is our light, as he shows us the state we are in by nature and practice, and that into which we may and must be brought by grace, in order to our salvation. As our light, he shows us the way in... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Psalms 27:1-14

Psalms 26-28 Living uprightlyDavid appeals to God to support him against those who plot evil against him. God has done a work of grace in his life, and this causes him to hate the company of worthless people and make every effort to live the sort of life that pleases God (26:1-5). He desires righteousness, delights in worship, loves to spend hours in the house of God and enjoys telling others about God (6-8). He therefore asks that he will not suffer the same end as the wicked (9-10). Though... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Psalms 27:1

Title. A Psalm. See App-65 . of David = by David, or relating to the true David. light. Figure of speech Metonymy (of Effect), App-6 , not Figure of speech Metaphor ; "light" put for Jehovah as the Author of joy. strength = strength (for protection). Hebrew. 'azaz. of whom, &c. Compare Romans 8:31 . read more

James Burton Coffman

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible - Psalms 27:1

PSALM 27SUNSHINE AND SHADOWIt is remarkable, really, how little men actually know about some of these wonderful psalms. No two writers whom we have consulted agree on the title for this psalm, but we like the one appended by Dr. George DeHoff.[1]Speaking of titles, Adam Clarke wrote: "In the Hebrew and Chaldee versions, the title is simply, `To or For David.' The Syriac has, `For David on Account of an Infirmity that Befell him'; the Vulgate, the LXX, the Arabic and Ethiopic entitle it, `A... read more

Thomas Coke

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible - Psalms 27:1

Psalms 27:0. David sustaineth his faith by the power of God, by his love to the service of God, and by prayer. A Psalm of David. Title. לדוד ledavid.— The Greek title is, "A Psalm of David before he was anointed," alluding to 2 Samuel 2:4. But what Bishop Patrick observes concerning this Psalm seems more probable from the contents of it; namely, that David wrote it soon after his deliverance from that imminent danger mentioned 2Sa 21:17 when, by his pursuing the enemy too far, he was hemmed in,... read more

Robert Jamieson; A. R. Fausset; David Brown

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Psalms 27:1

1. light—is a common figure for comfort. strength—or, "stronghold"—affording security against all violence. The interrogations give greater vividness to the negation implied. read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Psalms 27:1

David expressed great confidence as he looked to the future because Yahweh was his light, salvation, and defense (stronghold). Light connotes understanding, joy, and life (cf. Psalms 18:28). According to Warren Wiersbe, this is the first time in Scripture that a writer used light as a metaphor for God. [Note: Wiersbe, The . . . Wisdom . . ., p. 145.] "Light is a natural figure for almost everything that is positive, from truth and goodness to joy and vitality (e.g., respectively, Psalms 43:3;... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Psalms 27:1-14

Psalms 27Many of the psalms begin with a lament and end in trust. This one begins with trust, then sinks into a lament, and finally rises again to confidence in God. Themes in common with the preceding psalm include God’s tabernacle, dependence on the Lord, and hope in divine deliverance. This may be a royal psalm with features of a lament psalm. [Note: J. H. Eaton, Psalms, pp. 85-86; idem, Kingship and the Psalms, pp. 39-40.] read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - Psalms 27:1-14

This Ps. falls naturally into two parts, Psalms 27:1-6 and Psalms 27:7-14, which are in such marked contrast as to make it probable that here, as in Psalms 19, two independent poems have been combined. The one breathes a spirit of fearless and triumphant confidence in the face of hostile armies, while the other, though trustful, is the prayer of one in deep distress, orphaned and beset by false accusers. The warlike tone of Psalms 27:1-6 is in favour of ascribing them to David, and Psalms... read more

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