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 27:13

  • I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.... I have a strong conviction that I will see the goodness of the Lord in this world while I 'm still living.
  • What is Gods goodness...sometimes we may think its a miracle of some sort...but before moses ask to see Gods goodness...He ask to show him His way that he himself could know Him ...when we know God we will see His goodness
  • Sandra Massie Hines for verse 13
    With the natural eye men cannot see or taste the goodness of God Faith is the substance of the things hoped for eternal or in the spirit realm that gives us the assurance of that which is to come
  • Dee Thomas-Lockley for verse 13
    If it were not for the past victories and the Lord's track record on bringing me through, I would grow weak and faint when the storms of this life, the tests of time come.
  • ANITRA POWELL for verse 13
    We must wait on the lord. So that we can see his love for us. Even while we are going through a storm he said. I will never leave you nor forsake you. Wait on the Lord and he will fight your battles.
  • Pastor Harrison Aigbomian for verse 13
    We must believe to see the goodness of God in our Life regardless of any challenge that may comfronting us presently.

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