Psalms 16:7-11

7 I will praise the LORD, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me.
8 I keep my eyes always on the LORD. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
9 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure,
10 because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead, nor will you let your faithful[a] one see decay.
11 You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

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Psalms 16:7 in Other Translations

KJV
7 I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.
ESV
7 I bless the LORD who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me.
NLT
7 I will bless the LORD who guides me; even at night my heart instructs me.
MSG
7 The wise counsel God gives when I'm awake is confirmed by my sleeping heart.
CSB
7 I will praise the Lord who counsels me- even at night my conscience instructs me.

Psalms 16:7-11 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 16:7-11 In-Context

5 LORD, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure.
6 The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.
7 I will praise the LORD, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me.
8 I keep my eyes always on the LORD. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
9 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure,
10 because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead, nor will you let your faithful one see decay.
11 You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

Cross References 13

  • 1. Psalms 73:24; Proverbs 15:22; Isaiah 11:2
  • 2. Job 35:10; Psalms 42:8; Psalms 77:6
  • 3. 1 Kings 2:19; 1 Chronicles 6:39; Psalms 73:23
  • 4. Psalms 15:5
  • 5. Psalms 4:7; Psalms 13:5; Psalms 28:7; Psalms 30:11
  • 6. S Deuteronomy 33:28; Psalms 4:8
  • 7. S Numbers 16:30; Psalms 30:3; Psalms 31:17; Psalms 86:13; Hosea 13:14
  • 8. S 2 Kings 19:22
  • 9. S Job 17:14; Acts 2:31; Acts 13:35*
  • 10. Psalms 139:24; Matthew 7:14
  • 11. Acts 2:25-28*
  • 12. Psalms 21:6; Psalms 36:7-8
  • 13. Psalms 80:17

Footnotes 1

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