New American Standard Bible
I have set the LORD continually before me; Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
King James Bible
I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
Darby Bible Translation
I have set Jehovah continually before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
World English Bible
I have set Yahweh always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
Young's Literal Translation
I did place Jehovah before me continually, Because -- at my right hand I am not moved.
Psalm 16:8 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
I have set the Lord always before me - By night as well as by day; in my private meditations as well as in my public professions. I have regarded myself always as in the presence of God; I have endeavored always to feel that, his eye was upon me. This, too, is one of the certain characteristics of piety, that we always feel that we are in the presence of God, and that we always act as if his eye were upon us. Compare the notes at Acts 2:25.
Because he is at my right hand - The right hand was regarded as the post of honor and dignity, but it is also mentioned as a position of defense or protection. To have one at our right hand is to have one near us who can defend us. Thus, in Psalm 109:31, "He shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save him," etc. So Psalm 110:5, "The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath." Psalm 121:5, "the Lord is thy Keeper; the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand." The idea is, that as we use the right hand in our "own" defense, we seem to have an additional and a needed helper when one is at our right hand. The sense here is, that the psalmist felt that God, as his Protector, was always near him; always ready to interpose for his defense. We have a somewhat similar expression when we say of anyone that he is "at hand;" that is, he is near us.
I shall not be moved - I shall be safe; I shall not be disturbed by fear; I shall be protected from my enemies. See Psalm 10:6; Psalm 15:5. Compare Psalm 46:5. The language here is that of one who has confidence in God in time of great calamities, and who feels that he is safe under the divine favor and protection.
LibraryMessiah Rising from the Dead
For Thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt Thou suffer Thine Holy One to see corruption. T hat the Gospel is a divine revelation may be summarily proved from the character of its Author. If an infidel was so far divested of prejudice and prepossession, as to read the history of Jesus Christ, recorded by the Evangelists, with attention, and in order to form his judgment of it, simply and candidly, as evidence should appear; I think he must observe many particulars in his spirit and conduct, …
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1
Source of My Life's Refreshing Springs,
Period iv. The Age of the Consolidation of the Church: 200 to 324 A. D.
The Wrath of God
"For David says of Him, 'I SAW THE LORD ALWAYS IN MY PRESENCE; FOR HE IS AT MY RIGHT HAND, SO THAT I WILL NOT BE SHAKEN.
1 Corinthians 15:4
and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,
They confronted me in the day of my calamity, But the LORD was my stay.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
When You said, "Seek My face," my heart said to You, "Your face, O LORD, I shall seek."
Nevertheless I am continually with You; You have taken hold of my right hand.
For He stands at the right hand of the needy, To save him from those who judge his soul.
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