Psalms 16

Chapter 16

16:1  Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.


Michtam, "a prayer," or "meditation." See Psa 56.; 57.; 59.; 60.

trust (See Scofield "Psalms 2:12")

16:9  Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.

thy flesh

The 16th Psalm is a prediction of the resurrection of the King. As a prophet David understood that, not at His first advent, but at some time subsequent to His death and resurrection Messiah would assume the Davidic throne. See Acts 2:25-31 ; Luke 1:32 Luke 1:33 ; Acts 15:13-17 . See "Davidic Covenant," (See Scofield "2 Samuel 7:14") ; "Kingdom (O.T.)," See Scofield " Zechariah 12:8 ".

See Psa 22., next in order of the Messianic Psalms.

16:10  For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.


Heb. "Sheol," (See Scofield "Habakkuk 2:5") .