Psalms 27:13

I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I had fainted, vnlesse I had beleeued to see the goodnesse of the Lord in the land of the liuing.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

{I would have despaired} unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

`I had fainted', unless I had believed to see the goodness of Jehovah In the land of the living.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I had almost given up my hope of seeing the blessing of the Lord in the land of the living.
- Basic English Bible

Unless I had believed to see the goodness of Jehovah in the land of the living ...!
- Darby Bible

I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
- Webster's Bible

I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of Yahweh in the land of the living.
- World English Bible

I had not believed to look on the goodness of Jehovah In the land of the living!
- Youngs Literal Bible

If I had not believed to look upon the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living!--
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 27:13


27:13 The living - David was thus earnestly desirous of this mercy in this life, not because he placed his portion in these things; but because the truth and glory of God, were highly concerned in making good the promise of the kingdom to him.


Discussion for Psalms 27

  • Sheils Bernard
    This is a great scripture and it works. I was being attacked at work by a Manager she didn't really like me much and tried on many occasion to get me fired. Well long story short it didn't work. She ended up getting Fired. GOD is a good God and he want for sake you. Wait on the Lord and he will renew your strength.
  • Mark Massey
    Because of his belief David was a King!
  • Pat
    Psalm 27 was read often by my mother when she was alive. When she felt down and upset or disappointed by someone she felt close to, she opened her bible to Psalm 27. I do the same. It is sad when friends seem to be turn their back to you. This Psalm describes vividly what you may be feeling and lifts you up.

  • Cheryl Buchanan
    The Lord has spoken this psalm to me lately a lot. Especially about Mother and Father forsaking me. But God is My Daddy and my Mother. He is my light my wisdom and His love saves me over and over.
  • Cheryl Buchanan
    This means to me. Daddy God ordered my life to sing and He always intended me to know Him and His love for me.
  • Moniette
    I do love this psalm. I read this vey often when, I'm down and when I am up, it says a lot to me and I always feel assured, that all will be well when I have finished reading it. KEEP TRUSTING READERS GOD ANSWERS PRAYERS.

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