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

  • Darlene
    Wait on the Lord and while you are waiting turn that complaint into a praise you need a closer walk with Jesus learn to trust him and not doubt.
  • Aisha kay
    I have been out of job for 4 good year, I pray fervently this morning and remind God about his promised in 1thass 4:11-12. I believe through this psalm he is asking me to be patient and wait for him. here I lord waiting patiently for my breakthroughs Amen.
  • Winnie
    Thank you so very much. This was just on time.
  • Lorraine
    I love this Verse. My husband remind me about patients when I pray for something I pray for the things we need and move out of the holy spirit's way. It will be done in his timely manner. You can not hurry the heavenly father about things. He is a On Time God. It works for me . Praise the lord
  • Marilyn
    I have found myself thinking on this psalm in times when I am tempted to fear or be anxious. Also when I am unsure what to do. I trust and wait for wisdom and light.
  • Brenda
    I am coming up on a year of being out of work. Time has flown by so quickly and yet the Lord is silent as to what I will do, and where I will go. It is a struggle, for I think I should be doing something at this time and all that I have been given is to wait and trust. I never thought it be so hard. Today's verse does speak to me. I must keep focus on the LORD, who else could a go to?

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