New American Standard Bible
The LORD is my portion; I have promised to keep Your words.
King James Bible
CHETH. Thou art my portion, O LORD: I have said that I would keep thy words.
Darby Bible Translation
CHETH. My portion, O Jehovah, I have said, is to keep thy words.
World English Bible
Yahweh is my portion. I promised to obey your words.
Young's Literal Translation
Cheth. My portion is Jehovah; I have said -- to keep Thy words,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Thou art my portion, O Lord - This begins a new division of the psalm, indicated by the Hebrew letter Cheth (ח ch), which may be represented in English by "ch." On the meaning of the language here, see the notes at Psalm 16:5. God was to him what other people seek in wealth, honor, pleasure, fame. To him, God was all and in all. He asked nothing else.
I have said - I have formed the purpose, and have expressed it. It is the deliberate and settled design of my life.
That I would keep thy words - That I would obey thee at all times; that I would keep all thy commandments.
LibraryA Cleansed Way
Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to Thy word.'--PSALM cxix. 9. There are many questions about the future with which it is natural for you young people to occupy yourselves; but I am afraid that the most of you ask more anxiously 'How shall I make my way?' than 'How shall I cleanse it?' It is needful carefully to ponder the questions: 'How shall I get on in the world--be happy, fortunate?' and the like, and I suppose that that is the consideration …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
May the Fourth a Healthy Palate
The Christian Described
Excursus on the Choir Offices of the Early Church.
Who said of his father and his mother, 'I did not consider them'; And he did not acknowledge his brothers, Nor did he regard his own sons, For they observed Your word, And kept Your covenant.
The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and my cup; You support my lot.
The portion of Jacob is not like these; For the Maker of all is He, And Israel is the tribe of His inheritance; The LORD of hosts is His name.
"The LORD is my portion," says my soul, "Therefore I have hope in Him."
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