KJV LexiconThe LORD
(the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God -- Jehovah, the Lord.
is the portion
something weighed out, i.e. (generally) a division; specifically (of food) a ration; also a lot -- such things as belonged, part, portion.
of mine inheritance
smoothness (of the tongue); also an allotment -- flattery, inheritance, part, partake, portion.
and of my cup
a cup (as a container), often figuratively, a lot (as if a potion); also some unclean bird, probably an owl (perhaps from the cup-like cavity of its eye) -- cup, (small) owl.
to sustain; by implication, to obtain, keep fast; figuratively, to help, follow close -- (take, up-)hold (up), maintain, retain, stay (up).
properly, a pebble, i.e. a lot (small stones being used for that purpose); figuratively, a portion or destiny (as if determined by lot) -- lot.
Parallel VersesNew 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.
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.
King James 2000 Bible
The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and of my cup: you maintain my lot.
Psalm 16:5 NIV
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