Psalm 16:5
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New International Version
LORD, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure.

New Living Translation
LORD, you alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing. You guard all that is mine.

English Standard Version
The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot.

New American Standard Bible
The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and my cup; You support my lot.

King James Bible
The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
LORD, You are my portion and my cup of blessing; You hold my future.

International Standard Version
The LORD is my inheritance and my cup; you support my lot.

NET Bible
LORD, you give me stability and prosperity; you make my future secure.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Lord Jehovah, the portion of my inheritance and of my cup, you are returning my inheritance to me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD is my inheritance and my cup. You are the one who determines my destiny.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and of my cup; thou dost maintain my lot.

King James 2000 Bible
The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and of my cup: you maintain my lot.

American King James Version
The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and of my cup: you maintain my lot.

American Standard Version
Jehovah is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: Thou maintainest my lot.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord is the portion of my inheritance and of my cup: it is thou that wilt restore my inheritance to me.

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.

English Revised Version
The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.

Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.

World English Bible
Yahweh assigned my portion and my cup. You made my lot secure.

Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah is the portion of my share, and of my cup, Thou -- Thou dost uphold my lot.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 5. - The Lord is the Portion of mine inheritance. God had said to Aaron, when he gave him no special inheritance in Canaan, "I am thy Part and thine Inherit-ante among the children of Israel" (Numbers 18:20). David claims the same privilege. God is his "Portion," and he needs no other. And of my cup. A man's "cup" is, in Scripture, his lot or condition in life (Psalm 11:6; Psalm 23:5) - that which is given him to drink. David will have God only for his cup. Thou maintainest my lot; i.e. thou makest it firm and sure (comp. Psalm 30:6, "In my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved").

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup,.... This is said by Christ as a priest, and in allusion to the Levitical priests, who had no inheritance in the land of Canaan with their brethren, but the Lord was their part and portion, and their inheritance, Numbers 18:20; and it expresses the strong love and affection Christ had for the Lord as his God, the delight and pleasure he had in him, and the satisfaction he had in the enjoyment of him and communion with him, and that it was his meat and drink to serve him, and to do his will; and though his goodness did not extend to him, yet his goodness and happiness as man lay in him: unless the sense should be,

"the Lord is he who gives me the portion of mine inheritance;''

meaning his church and people, all the elect of God, who are Christ's portion and inheritance, given him by the Father; see Deuteronomy 32:9; And assigns to me my cup, as of blessings, so of sorrows and sufferings, which being measured out, filled up, and put into his hand by his Father, he freely took it, John 18:11;

thou maintainest my lot; that is, either his interest in God himself, as his covenant God, which always continued; or the lot of goods, of grace and glory, put into his hands for his people, which always remains; or rather the saints themselves, who, as they are Christ's portion and inheritance, so they are his lot; in allusion to the land of Canaan, which was divided by lot: these Jehovah took hold of, kept, preserved, and upheld, as the word (s) signifies; so that they shall never totally and finally fall and perish; and this sense is countenanced by what follows.

(s) "sustentas", Musculus, Pagninus, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator; so Ainsworth; "sustentans", Montanus, Michaelis; "tenuisti", Cocceius; "tenendo quasi sustentans", Gejerus.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

5-7. God is the chief good, and supplies all need (De 10:9).

portion of mine inheritance and of my cup—may contain an allusion to the daily supply of food, and also to the inheritance of Levi (De 18:1, 2).

maintainest—or, drawest out my lot—enlargest it. Ps 16:7 carries out this idea more fully.

Psalm 16:5 Additional Commentaries
Context
You will not Abandon Me to the Grave
4The sorrows of those who have bartered for another god will be multiplied; I shall not pour out their drink offerings of blood, Nor will I take their names upon my lips. 5The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and my cup; You support my lot. 6The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; Indeed, my heritage is beautiful to me.…
Cross References
Psalm 23:5
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

Psalm 73:26
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Psalm 116:13
I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the LORD.

Psalm 119:57
You are my portion, LORD; I have promised to obey your words.

Psalm 125:3
The scepter of the wicked will not remain over the land allotted to the righteous, for then the righteous might use their hands to do evil.

Psalm 142:5
I cry to you, LORD; I say, "You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living."

Jeremiah 10:16
He who is the Portion of Jacob is not like these, for he is the Maker of all things, including Israel, the people of his inheritance-- the LORD Almighty is his name.

Lamentations 3:24
I say to myself, "The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him."

Daniel 12:13
"As for you, go your way till the end. You will rest, and then at the end of the days you will rise to receive your allotted inheritance."
Treasury of Scripture

The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and of my cup: you maintain my lot.

The Lord

Psalm 73:26 My flesh and my heart fails: but God is the strength of my heart, …

Psalm 119:57 You are my portion, O LORD: I have said that I would keep your words.

Psalm 142:5 I cried to you, O LORD: I said, You are my refuge and my portion …

Deuteronomy 32:9 For the LORD's portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.

Jeremiah 10:16 The portion of Jacob is not like them: for he is the former of all …

Lamentations 3:24 The LORD is my portion, said my soul; therefore will I hope in him.

mine inheritance. [Heb.] my part
of my

Psalm 11:6 On the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible …

Psalm 23:5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies: you …

Psalm 116:13 I will take the cup of salvation, and call on the name of the LORD.

Ephesians 5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

thou

Psalm 2:6 Yet have I set my king on my holy hill of Zion.

Psalm 9:4 For you have maintained my right and my cause; you sat in the throne …

Psalm 21:7-12 For the king trusts in the LORD, and through the mercy of the most …

Psalm 61:6,7 You will prolong the king's life: and his years as many generations…

Psalm 89:4,20-37 Your seed will I establish for ever, and build up your throne to …

Psalm 110:1,2 The LORD said to my Lord, Sit you at my right hand, until I make …

Psalm 132:11,17,18 The LORD has sworn in truth to David; he will not turn from it; Of …

Isaiah 42:1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; my elect, in whom my soul delights; …

Isaiah 53:12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall …

Acts 2:32 This Jesus has God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.

Acts 5:31 Him has God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Savior, …

1 Corinthians 15:25 For he must reign, till he has put all enemies under his feet.

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