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New International Version
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.
New Living Translation
You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever.
English Standard Version
You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
New American Standard Bible
You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.
King James Bible
Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
You reveal the path of life to me; in Your presence is abundant joy; in Your right hand are eternal pleasures.
International Standard Version
You cause me to know the path of life; in your presence is joyful abundance, at your right hand there are pleasures forever.
You lead me in the path of life; I experience absolute joy in your presence; you always give me sheer delight.
New Heart English Bible
You make known to me the path of life. In your presence is fullness of joy. In your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You will show me your path of life and I shall be full of the joy of your face and of the sweetness of the victory of your right hand.
GOD'S WORD® Translation
You make the path of life known to me. Complete joy is in your presence. Pleasures are by your side forever.
JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou makest me to know the path of life; In Thy presence is fulness of joy, In Thy right hand bliss for evermore.
New American Standard 1977
Thou wilt make known to me the path of life;
In Thy presence is fulness of joy;
In Thy right hand there are pleasures forever.
CommentaryMatthew Henry Commentary
16:1-11 This psalm begins with expressions of devotion, which may be applied to Christ; but ends with such confidence of a resurrection, as must be applied to Christ, and to him only. - David flees to God's protection, with cheerful, believing confidence. Those who have avowed that the Lord is their Lord, should often put themselves in mind of what they have done, take the comfort of it, and live up to it. He devotes himself to the honour of God, in the service of the saints. Saints on earth we must be, or we shall never be saints in heaven. Those renewed by the grace of God, and devoted to the glory of God, are saints on earth. The saints in the earth are excellent ones, yet some of them so poor, that they needed to have David's goodness extended to them. David declares his resolution to have no fellowship with the works of darkness; he repeats the solemn choice he had made of God for his portion and happiness, takes to himself the comfort of the choice, and gives God the glory of it. This is the language of a devout and pious soul. Most take the world for their chief good, and place their happiness in the enjoyments of it; but how poor soever my condition is in this world, let me have the love and favour of God, and be accepted of him; let me have a title by promise to life and happiness in the future state; and I have enough. Heaven is an inheritance; we must take that for our home, our rest, our everlasting good, and look upon this world to be no more ours, than the country through which is our road to our Father's house. Those that have God for their portion, have a goodly heritage. Return unto thy rest, O my soul, and look no further. Gracious persons, though they still covet more of God, never covet more than God; but, being satisfied of his loving-kindness, are abundantly satisfied with it: they envy not any their carnal mirth and delights. But so ignorant and foolish are we, that if left to ourselves, we shall forsake our own mercies for lying vanities. God having given David counsel by his word and Spirit, his own thoughts taught him in the night season, and engaged him by faith to live to God. Verses 8-11, are quoted by St. Peter in his first sermon, after the pouring out of the Spirit on the day of Pentecost, Ac 2:25-31; he declared that David in them speaks concerning Christ, and particularly of his resurrection. And Christ being the Head of the body, the church, these verses may be applied to all Christians, guided and animated by the Spirit of Christ; and we may hence learn, that it is our wisdom and duty to set the Lord always before us. And if our eyes are ever toward God, our hearts and tongues may ever rejoice in him. Death destroys the hope of man, but not the hope of a real Christian. Christ's resurrection is an earnest of the believer's resurrection. In this world sorrow is our lot, but in heaven there is joy, a fulness of joy; our pleasures here are for a moment, but those at God's right hand are pleasures for evermore. Through this thy beloved Son, and our dear Saviour, thou wilt show us, O Lord, the path of life; thou wilt justify our souls now, and raise our bodies by thy power at the last day; when earthly sorrow shall end in heavenly joy, pain in everlasting happiness.
Study BibleYou will not Abandon Me to the Grave
…10For You will not abandon my soul to Sheol; Nor will You allow Your Holy One to undergo decay. 11You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.
But small is the gate and narrow the way that leads to life, and only a few find it.
"If they hear and serve Him, They will end their days in prosperity And their years in pleasures.
For the LORD is righteous, He loves righteousness; The upright will behold His face.
As for me, I shall behold Your face in righteousness; I will be satisfied with Your likeness when I awake.
For You make him most blessed forever; You make him joyful with gladness in Your presence.
How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! And the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings.
They drink their fill of the abundance of Your house; And You give them to drink of the river of Your delights.
Then I will go to the altar of God, To God my exceeding joy; And upon the lyre I shall praise You, O God, my God.
There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, The holy dwelling places of the Most High.
But God will redeem my soul from the power of Sheol, For He will receive me. Selah.
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