Psalm 27:13
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English Standard Version
I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living!

King James Bible
I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.

American Standard Version
I had fainted , unless I had believed to see the goodness of Jehovah In the land of the living.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I believe to see the good things of the Lord in the land of the living.

English Revised Version
I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.

Webster's Bible Translation
I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.

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Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Vows of thanksgiving on the assumption of the answering of the prayer and the fulfilment of the thing supplicated, are very common at the close of Psalms. But in this Psalm the prayer is only just beginning at this stage. The transition is brought about by the preceding conception of the danger that threatens him from the side of his foes who are round about him. The reality, which, in the first part, is overcome and surmounted by his faith, makes itself consciously felt here. It is not to be rendered, as has been done by the Vulgate, Exaudi Domine vocem qua clamavi (rather, clamo) ad te (the introit of the Dominica exspectationis in the interval of preparation between Ascension and Pentecost). שׁמע has Dechמ, and accordingly קולי אקרא, voce mea (as in Psalm 3:5) clamo, is an adverbial clause equivalent to voce mea clamante me. In Psalm 27:8 לך cannot possibly be so rendered that ל is treated as Lamed auctoris (Dathe, Olshausen): Thine, saith my heart, is (the utterance:) seek ye may face. The declaration is opposed to this sense, thus artificially put upon it. לך אמר are undoubtedly to be construed together; and what the heart says to Jahve is not: Seek ye my face, but by reason of this, and as its echo (Calvin: velut Deo succinens): I will therefore seek Thy face. Just as in Job 42:3, a personal inference is drawn from a directly quoted saying of God. In the periodic style it would be necessary to transpose בּקּשׁוּ פּני thus: since Thou hast permitted and exhorted us, or in accordance with Thy persuasive invitation, that we should seek Thy face, I do seek Thy face (Hupfeld). There is no retrospective reference to any particular passage in the Tפra, such as Deuteronomy 4:29. The prayer is not based upon any single passage of Scripture, but upon God's commands and promises in general.

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fainted

Psalm 42:5 Why are you cast down, O my soul? and why are you disquieted in me? hope you in God...

Psalm 56:3 What time I am afraid, I will trust in you.

Psalm 116:9-11 I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living...

2 Corinthians 4:1,8-14,16 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not...

Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

in the

Psalm 52:5 God shall likewise destroy you for ever, he shall take you away, and pluck you out of your dwelling place...

Psalm 56:13 For you have delivered my soul from death: will not you deliver my feet from falling...

Psalm 142:5 I cried to you, O LORD: I said, You are my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.

Job 33:30 To bring back his soul from the pit, to be enlightened with the light of the living.

Isaiah 38:11,19 I said, I shall not see the LORD, even the LORD, in the land of the living...

Jeremiah 11:19 But I was like a lamb or an ox that is brought to the slaughter; and I knew not that they had devised devices against me, saying...

Ezekiel 26:20 When I shall bring you down with them that descend into the pit, with the people of old time...

Cross References
Job 28:13
Man does not know its worth, and it is not found in the land of the living.

Psalm 31:19
Oh, how abundant is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear you and worked for those who take refuge in you, in the sight of the children of mankind!

Psalm 52:5
But God will break you down forever; he will snatch and tear you from your tent; he will uproot you from the land of the living. Selah

Psalm 116:9
I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living.

Psalm 142:5
I cry to you, O LORD; I say, "You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living."

Isaiah 38:11
I said, I shall not see the LORD, the LORD in the land of the living; I shall look on man no more among the inhabitants of the world.

Jeremiah 11:19
But I was like a gentle lamb led to the slaughter. I did not know it was against me they devised schemes, saying, "Let us destroy the tree with its fruit, let us cut him off from the land of the living, that his name be remembered no more."

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