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

  • Wanda
    Verse 4: "One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple." This verse speak directly to my heart's with my desire and request unto the Lord.
  • Felicia
    Verse 14
    Thank you king David, I will wait patiently on the Lord until He brings about my complete change. I give Him my frailty and He will me strength. Thank you Jesus!
  • ValeriŠ½ Anufriev
    What is interesting that in Russian Orthodox Synod Psalms Psalm 26 accords to Psalm 27 (KJV)
  • Steve morrow
    PHILIPPIANS 1:14 and many of the brethren in THE LORD waxing confident by my bonds are --- much more bold to speak the word without fear PROVERBS 28:1 the wicked flee when no man pursueth --- but the righteous are bold as a lion --- ACTS 5:20 go stand and speak in the temple to the people --- ALL THE WORDS --- of this life
  • Penny
    Love this chapter. I can sing some of these verses.
  • Mild Bill
    "I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living." The"land of the living", in a world of people dead in trespasses and sins. Sounds to me like witnessing the grace and mercy of God in the lives of other believers,becomes our expectation that the same God we see in the lives of others, is with us also, and our turn for his attention is always near.

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