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

  • Valarie Ward
    This is my favorite chapter in psalms. I read this all the time for comfort and strenght.
  • Tonya Jackson
    Well God is letting us know wait on him be a good courage and he will strengthen our hearts.
  • Teresa
    I needed to read this especially regarding the heart. I've been having some heart
    issues so I'm seeking his word for my life. I'm glad we have this tool to use.
    Thank you
  • Rochelle Bailey
    I think it a lesson to learn an I also believe a lot of person can change their ways from this. It only for us not only to read but to acknowledge it
  • Mary
    we should look to God and be courageous
  • Anne
    I confess the first verse of this psalm day and night. It is comforting to know that no matter what comes against me I do not have to fear because God Almighty is for me.

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