Psalm 16:2
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New International Version
I say to the LORD, "You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing."

New Living Translation
I said to the LORD, "You are my Master! Every good thing I have comes from you."

English Standard Version
I say to the LORD, “You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.”

New American Standard Bible
I said to the LORD, "You are my Lord; I have no good besides You."

King James Bible
O my soul, thou hast said unto the LORD, Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I said to Yahweh, "You are my Lord; I have nothing good besides You."

International Standard Version
I told the LORD, "You are my master, I have nothing good apart from you."

NET Bible
I say to the LORD, "You are the Lord, my only source of well-being."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I have said to Lord Jehovah, “You are my Lord and my goodness is from your presence.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I said to the LORD, "You are my Lord. Without you, I have nothing good."

JPS Tanakh 1917
I have said unto the LORD: 'Thou art my Lord; I have no good but in Thee';

New American Standard 1977
I said to the LORD, “Thou art my Lord;
            I have no good besides Thee.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
I said unto the LORD, Thou art my goodness: I have no goodness apart from thee;

King James 2000 Bible
O my soul, you have said unto the LORD, You are my Lord: my goodness reaches not to you;

American King James Version
O my soul, you have said to the LORD, You are my Lord: my goodness extends not to you;

American Standard Version
O my soul , thou hast said unto Jehovah, Thou art my Lord: I have no good beyond thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have said to the Lord, thou art my God, for thou hast no need of my goods.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou [my soul] hast said to Jehovah, Thou art the Lord: my goodness [extendeth] not to thee; --

English Revised Version
I have said unto the LORD, Thou art my Lord: I have no good beyond thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
O my soul, thou hast said to the LORD, Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee;

World English Bible
My soul, you have said to Yahweh, "You are my Lord. Apart from you I have no good thing."

Young's Literal Translation
Thou hast said to Jehovah, 'My Lord Thou art;' My good is not for thine own sake;
Commentary
Matthew 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 Bible
You will not Abandon Me to the Grave
1A Mikhtam of David. Preserve me, O God, for I take refuge in You. 2I said to the LORD, "You are my Lord; I have no good besides You." 3As for the saints who are in the earth, They are the majestic ones in whom is all my delight.…
Cross References
Psalm 73:25
Whom have I in heaven but You? And besides You, I desire nothing on earth.

Psalm 140:6
I said to the LORD, "You are my God; Give ear, O LORD, to the voice of my supplications.
Treasury of Scripture

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Romans 11:35 Or who has first given to him, and it shall be recompensed to him again?

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