1 {Michtam of David.} Preserve me, O God: for I trust in thee.
2 Thou [my soul] hast said to Jehovah, Thou art the Lord: my goodness [extendeth] not to thee; --
3 To the saints that are on the earth, and to the excellent [thou hast said], In them is all my delight.

References for Psalms 16:3

    • a 16:3 - Kadoshim: plural of Kadosh, which is used of God in Ps. 22.3; 71.22; 78.41; 89.18; 99.3,5; Hab. 1.12, &c., and is translated 'holy' -- 'holy one.' It is used of 'Aaron,' Ps. 106.16.
      4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another: their drink-offerings of blood will I not offer, and I will not take up their names into my lips.
      5 Jehovah is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.

      References for Psalms 16:5

        • b 16:5 - Or 'mine assigned portion.'
          6 The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.

          References for Psalms 16:6

            • c 16:6 - Or 'portions:' see Josh. 17.5,14.
            • d 16:6 - See Mic. 2.5.
              7 I will bless Jehovah, who giveth me counsel; even in the nights my reins instruct me.
              8 I have set Jehovah continually before me; because [he is] at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
              9 Therefore my heart rejoiceth, and my glory exulteth; my flesh moreover shall dwell in hope.

              References for Psalms 16:9

                • e 16:9 - Or 'honour.' In Acts 2.26, 'tongue,' from the LXX. But see Gen. 49.6. It may be taken as a synonym of 'soul:' see Ps. 7.5.
                • f 16:9 - Or 'shall rest in safety,' as Ps. 4.8.
                  10 For thou wilt not leave my soul to Sheol, neither wilt thou allow thy Holy One to see corruption.

                  References for Psalms 16:10

                    • g 16:10 - See Notes to Ps. 6.5 and Matt. 11.23.
                    • h 16:10 - Or 'gracious one,' chasid: see Notes to Ps. 4.3; 30.4.
                      11 Thou wilt make known to me the path of life: thy countenance is fulness of joy; at thy right hand are pleasures for evermore.