Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

For You are my lamp, O Lord;
And the Lord illumines my darkness.

King James Version

For thou art my lamp, O LORD: and the LORD will lighten my darkness.

Holman Bible

Lord, You are my lamp;
the Lord illuminates my darkness.

International Standard Version

For you are my lamp, LORD, the LORD who illuminates my darkness.

A Conservative Version

For thou are my lamp, O LORD. And LORD will lighten my darkness.

American Standard Version

For thou art my lamp, O Jehovah; And Jehovah will lighten my darkness.


“For You, O Lord, are my lamp;
The Lord illumines and dispels my darkness.

Bible in Basic English

For you are my light, O Lord; and the Lord will make the dark bright for me.

Darby Translation

For thou art my lamp, Jehovah; And Jehovah enlighteneth my darkness.

Julia Smith Translation

For thou my light, O Jehovah: And Jehovah will enlighten my darkness.

King James 2000

For you are my lamp, O LORD: and the LORD will enlighten my darkness.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For you, O Yahweh [are] my lamp, and Yahweh lightens my darkness.

Modern King James verseion

For You are my lamp, O Jehovah. And Jehovah will lighten my darkness.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Thou art my light, O LORD, and the LORD shall light my darkness.

NET Bible

Indeed, you are my lamp, Lord. The Lord illumines the darkness around me.

New Heart English Bible

For you are my lamp, LORD. The LORD will light up my darkness.

The Emphasized Bible

For, thou, wast my lamp, O Yahweh, - and, Yahweh, enlightened my darkness;


For thou art my lamp, O LORD: and the LORD will lighten my darkness.

World English Bible

For you are my lamp, Yahweh. Yahweh will light up my darkness.

Youngs Literal Translation

For Thou art my lamp, O Jehovah, And Jehovah doth lighten my darkness.


Root Form
For thou art my lamp
נרה נר ניר נר ניר 
Usage: 48

O Lord

Usage: 0

and the Lord

Usage: 0

will lighten
Usage: 6


Context Readings

The Victory Song Of David

28 And You save an afflicted people;
But Your eyes are on the haughty whom You abase.
29 For You are my lamp, O Lord;
And the Lord illumines my darkness.
30 For by You I can run upon a troop;
By my God I can leap over a wall.

Cross References

Psalm 27:1

A Psalm of David.
The Lord is my light and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the defense of my life;
Whom shall I dread?

Job 29:3

When His lamp shone over my head,
And by His light I walked through darkness;

2 Samuel 21:17

But Abishai the son of Zeruiah helped him, and struck the Philistine and killed him. Then the men of David swore to him, saying, “You shall not go out again with us to battle, so that you do not extinguish the lamp of Israel.”

Psalm 4:6

Many are saying, “Who will show us any good?”
Lift up the light of Your countenance upon us, O Lord!

Psalm 18:28

For You light my lamp;
The Lord my God illumines my darkness.

Psalm 84:11

For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
The Lord gives grace and glory;
No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.

Psalm 97:11

Light is sown like seed for the righteous
And gladness for the upright in heart.

Psalm 112:4

Light arises in the darkness for the upright;
He is gracious and compassionate and righteous.

Isaiah 50:10

Who is among you that fears the Lord,
That obeys the voice of His servant,
That walks in darkness and has no light?
Let him trust in the name of the Lord and rely on his God.

Isaiah 60:19-20

“No longer will you have the sun for light by day,
Nor for brightness will the moon give you light;
But you will have the Lord for an everlasting light,
And your God for your glory.

Micah 7:9

I will bear the indignation of the Lord
Because I have sinned against Him,
Until He pleads my case and executes justice for me.
He will bring me out to the light,
And I will see His righteousness.

Malachi 4:2

“But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings; and you will go forth and skip about like calves from the stall.

John 8:12

Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”

John 12:46

I have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me will not remain in darkness.

Revelation 21:23

And the city has no need of the sun or of the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God has illumined it, and its lamp is the Lamb.

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