Psalms 16:9-10

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.

Psalms 16:9 in Other Translations

KJV
9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.
ESV
9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure.
NLT
9 No wonder my heart is glad, and I rejoice. My body rests in safety.
MSG
9 I'm happy from the inside out, and from the outside in, I'm firmly formed.
CSB
9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my spirit rejoices; my body also rests securely.

Psalms 16:9-10 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 16:9-10 In-Context

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 5

  • 1. Psalms 4:7; Psalms 13:5; Psalms 28:7; Psalms 30:11
  • 2. S Deuteronomy 33:28; Psalms 4:8
  • 3. S Numbers 16:30; Psalms 30:3; Psalms 31:17; Psalms 86:13; Hosea 13:14
  • 4. S 2 Kings 19:22
  • 5. S Job 17:14; Acts 2:31; Acts 13:35*

Footnotes 1

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