New International Version
LORD, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure.
King James Bible
The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.
Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah is the portion of mine 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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance - The Messiah speaks. Jehovah is the portion of mine inheritance; I seek no earthly good; I desire to do the will of God, and that only. It is God who has given me this lot - to redeem mankind - to have them for mine inheritance. From him I have received the cup of suffering, which I shall drink for their sake, through which I shall impart to them the cup of consolation. He, by the grace of God, has tasted death for every man; and he has instituted the cup of blessing to commemorate his passion and death.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
mine inheritance. [Heb.] my part
LibraryMan's True Treasure in God
'The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup; Thou maintainest my lot. The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.'--PSALM xvi. 5, 6. We read, in the law which created the priesthood in Israel, that 'the Lord spake unto Aaron, Thou shalt have no inheritance in their land, neither shalt thou have any part among them. I am thy part and thine inheritance among the children of Israel' (Numbers xvii. 20). Now there is an evident allusion to that remarkable …
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The Psalmist --Setting the Lord
The Joy of the Lord.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the LORD.
You are my portion, LORD; I have promised to obey your words.
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.
I cry to you, LORD; I say, "You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living."
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.
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