Psalm 27:13
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New International Version
I remain confident of this: I will see 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.

Darby Bible Translation
Unless I had believed to see the goodness of Jehovah in the land of the living ...!

World English Bible
I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of Yahweh in the land of the living.

Young's Literal Translation
I had not believed to look on the goodness of Jehovah In the land of the living!

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I had fainted, unless I had believed - The words in italics are supplied by our translators; but, far from being necessary, they injure the sense. Throw out the words I had fainted, and leave a break after the verse, and the elegant figure of the psalmist will be preserved: "Unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living" - What! what, alas! should have become of me!

Dr. Hammond has observed that there is a remarkable elegance in the original, which, by the use of the beautiful figure aposiopesis, makes an abrupt breaking off in the midst of a speech. He compares it to the speech of Neptune to the winds that had raised the tempest to drown the fleet of Aeneas - Aeneid. lib. i., ver. 131.

Eurum ad se zephyrumque vocat: dehinc talia fatur;

Tantane vos generis tenuit fiducia vestri?

Jam coelum terramque, meo sine numine, venti,

Miscere, et tantas audetis tollere moles?

Quos ego-sed motos praestat componere fluctus.

To Eurus and the western blast he cried,

Does your high birth inspire this boundless pride?

Audacious winds! without a power from me,

To raise at will such mountains on the sea?

Thus to confound heaven, earth, the air, and main;

Whom I-- but, first, I'll calm the waves again.

Pitts.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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...

Library
March 1. "Wait on the Lord" (Ps. xxvii. 14).
"Wait on the Lord" (Ps. xxvii. 14). How often this is said in the Bible, how little understood! It is what the old monk calls the "practice of the presence of God." It is the habit of prayer. It is the continued communion that not only asks, but receives. People often ask us to pray for them and we have to say, "Why, God has answered our prayer for you, and you must now take the answer. It is awaiting you, and you must take it by waiting on the Lord." This it is that renews the strength, until we
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Of the Proving of the True Lover
"My Son, thou art not yet strong and prudent in thy love." 2. Wherefore, O my Lord? 3. "Because for a little opposition thou fallest away from thy undertakings, and too eagerly seekest after consolation. The strong lover standeth fast in temptations, and believeth not the evil persuasions of the enemy. As in prosperity I please him, so in adversity I do not displease. 4. "The prudent lover considereth not the gift of the lover so much as the love of the giver. He looketh for the affection more
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

Epistle vi. To Januarius, Bishop of Caralis (Cagliari).
To Januarius, Bishop of Caralis (Cagliari). Gregory to Januarius, &c. The Jews who have come hither from your city have complained to us that Peter, who has been brought by the will of God from their superstition to the worship of Christian faith, having taken with him certain disorderly persons, on the day after his baptism, that is on the Lord's day of the very Paschal festival, with grave scandal and without your consent, had taken possession of their synagogue in Caralis, and placed there the
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

The victory of Unarmed Faith
'And David said to Saul, Let no man's heart fail because of him; thy servant will go and fight with this Philistine. 33. And Saul said to David, Thou art not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him: for thou art but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth. 34. And David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept his father's sheep, and there came a lion and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock; 35. And I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth: and when he
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
Job 28:13
No mortal comprehends its worth; it cannot be found in the land of the living.

Psalm 31:19
How abundant are the good things that you have stored up for those who fear you, that you bestow in the sight of all, on those who take refuge in you.

Psalm 52:5
Surely God will bring you down to everlasting ruin: He will snatch you up and pluck you from your tent; he will uproot you from the land of the living.

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

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

Isaiah 38:11
I said, "I will not again see the LORD himself in the land of the living; no longer will I look on my fellow man, or be with those who now dwell in this world.

Jeremiah 11:19
I had been like a gentle lamb led to the slaughter; I did not realize that they had plotted against me, saying, "Let us destroy the tree and its fruit; let us cut him off from the land of the living, that his name be remembered no more."

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