Psalms 16:8-11

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 16:8 in Other Translations

KJV
8 I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
ESV
8 I have set the LORD always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.
NLT
8 I know the LORD is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.
MSG
8 Day and night I'll stick with God; I've got a good thing going and I'm not letting go.
CSB
8 I keep the Lord in mind always. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

Psalms 16:8-11 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 16:8-11 In-Context

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.

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Cross References 11

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

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