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

  • Godwin Ebitu
    This is a psalm of comfort and encouragement. Especially verse 13 where it says i would have fainted,or been discouraged or given up,if had not believed that i will see the goodness of the lord in the land of the living.Glory to God.
  • Lilian
    Thank you Jesus for your words. The Lord is my light and my salvation whom shall i fear. The Lord is the strength of my life whom shall I be afraid of. Amen praise you Jesus i will never stop seeking your face you are my life the rock and my salvation i will trust you forever Lord help me to be born again in spirit thank you for your blood Jesus and thank you for your resurrection amen
  • Megan Brown
    Thank you Lord for today. Happy Easter :
  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 119:155 SALVATION IS FAR FROM THE WICKED FOR THEY SEEK NOT MY STATUTES---- PSALM 119:130 THE ENTRANCE OF THY WORDS GIVETH LIGHT IT GIVETH UNDERSTANDING UNTO THE SIMPLE ---- PROVERBS 21:16 THE MAN THAT WANDERETH OUT OF THE WAY OF UNDERSTANDING SHALL REMAIN IN THE CONGREGATION OF THE DEAD ---- ISAIAH 8:20 TO THE LAW AND TO THE TESTIMONY IF THEY SPEAK NOT ACCORDING TO THIS WORD IT IS BECAUSE THERE IS NO LIGHT IN THEM ---- JOB 38:2 WHO IS THIS THAT DARKENETH COUNSEL BY WORDS WITHOUT KNOWLEDGE ---- JOHN 3:19 AND THIS IS THE CONDEMNATION THAT LIGHT IS COME INTO THE WORLD AND MEN LOVED DARKNESS RATHER THAN LIGHT BECAUSE THERE DEEDS WERE EVIL 3:20 FOR EVERY ONE THAT DOETH EVIL HATETH THE LIGHT NEITHER COMETH TO THE LIGHT LEST HIS DEEDS SHOULD BE REPROVED 3:21 BUT HE THAT --- DOETH TRUTH --- COMETH TO THE LIGHT THAT HIS DEEDS MAY BE MADE MANIFEST THAT THEY ARE WROUGHT IN GOD ---- ACTS 28:28 BE IT KNOWN THEREFORE UNTO YOU THAT THE SALVATION OF GOD IS SENT UNTO THE GENTILES AND THAT THEY WILL HEAR IT ---- PSALM 25:5 LEAD ME IN THY TRUTH AND TEACH ME FOR THOU ART THE GOD OF MY SALVATION ON ---THEE DO I WAIT --- ALL THE DAY EPHESIANS 6:17 AND TAKE THE HELMET OF SALVATION AND THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT WHICH IS THE WORD OF GOD
  • EFFIEKING
    I love this psalm so much that I have been reading it almost every day. Could recite the whole thing now.
  • Marie Williamson
    The Lord just gave me this psalm to encourage me. I am not working and seeking a job. I been have been on many interviews, but still with a job. I have sick for the past 2years. God is God he will give me his heart's desire.

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