Psalm 16:9
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New International Version
Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure,

King James Bible
Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.

Darby Bible Translation
Therefore my heart rejoiceth, and my glory exulteth; my flesh moreover shall dwell in hope.

World English Bible
Therefore my heart is glad, and my tongue rejoices. My body shall also dwell in safety.

Young's Literal Translation
Therefore hath my heart been glad, And my honour doth rejoice, Also my flesh dwelleth confidently:

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Therefore my heart is glad - Unutterably happy in God; always full of the Divine presence; because whatsoever I do pleaseth him. The man Christ Jesus must be constantly in communion with God, because he was without spot and blemish.

My glory rejoiceth - My tongue, so called by the Hebrews, (see Psalm 57:8; Psalm 30:12), because it was bestowed on us to glorify God, and because it is our glory, being the instrument of expressing our thoughts by words. See Dodd. But soul bids as fair to be the meaning. See the notes on Acts 2:25, etc.

My flesh also shall rest in hope - There is no sense in which these and the following words can be spoken of David. Jesus, even on the cross, and breathing out his soul with his life, saw that his rest in the grave would be very short: just a sufficiency of time to prove the reality of his death, but not long enough to produce corruption; and this is well argued by St. Peter, Acts 2:31.

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my heart

Luke 10:21,22 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth...

my glory

Psalm 30:12 To the end that my glory may sing praise to you, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks to you for ever.

Psalm 57:8 Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.

Acts 2:26 Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope:

James 3:5-9 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasts great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindles!...

my flesh

Job 14:15 You shall call, and I will answer you: you will have a desire to the work of your hands.

Job 19:26,27 And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God...

Proverbs 14:32 The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous has hope in his death.

Isaiah 26:19 Your dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, you that dwell in dust...

1 Thessalonians 4:13,14 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brothers, concerning them which are asleep, that you sorrow not...

rest in hope [Heb.] dwell confidently

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Man's True Treasure in God
'The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup; Thou maintainest my lot. The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.'--PSALM xvi. 5, 6. We read, in the law which created the priesthood in Israel, that 'the Lord spake unto Aaron, Thou shalt have no inheritance in their land, neither shalt thou have any part among them. I am thy part and thine inheritance among the children of Israel' (Numbers xvii. 20). Now there is an evident allusion to that remarkable
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Smith -- Assurance in God
GEORGE ADAM SMITH, divine, educator and author, was born at Calcutta in 1856, and educated at New College, Edinburgh, Scotland. He is at present professor of Old Testament Language, Literature and Theology in the United Free Church College, Glasgow. He is author of "The Historical Geography of the Holy Land," "Jerusalem, the Topography, Economics and History from the Earliest Time to A.D. 70" (1908). He is generally regarded as one of the most gifted preachers of Scotland. SMITH Born in 1856 ASSURANCE
Various—The World's Great Sermons, Volume 10

The Psalmist --Setting the Lord
ALWAYS BEFORE HIM "Lord, teach us to pray."--Luke xi. i. "I have set the Lord always before me."--Ps. xvi. 8. IF this so devotionally disposed disciple had lived in the days of David, and if he had asked of David what he here asks of his Master,--that is to say, if he had said to David, "David, thou man after God's own heart, teach me to pray,"--David would have answered him in the words of the text. "Set the Lord before you," David would have said. "Begin every prayer of yours by setting the Lord
Alexander Whyte—Lord Teach Us To Pray

The Joy of the Lord.
IT is written "the joy of the Lord is your strength." Every child of God knows in some measure what it is to rejoice in the Lord. The Lord Jesus Christ must ever be the sole object of the believer's joy, and as eyes and heart look upon Him, we, too, like "the strangers scattered abroad" to whom Peter wrote shall "rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory" (1 Pet. i:8). But it is upon our heart to meditate with our beloved readers on the joy of our adorable Lord, as his own personal joy. The
Arno Gaebelein—The Lord of Glory

Cross References
Psalm 4:7
Fill my heart with joy when their grain and new wine abound.

Psalm 4:8
In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, LORD, make me dwell in safety.

Psalm 13:5
But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.

Psalm 28:7
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.

Psalm 30:12
that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent. LORD my God, I will praise you forever.

Psalm 57:8
Awake, my soul! Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn.

Psalm 108:1
A song. A psalm of David. My heart, O God, is steadfast; I will sing and make music with all my soul.

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