New Living Translation
LORD, you alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing. You guard all that is mine.
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.
Psalm 16:5 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
16:5 The Lord - I rejoice in God as my portion, and desire no better, no other felicity. Cup - The portion which is put into my cup, as the ancient manner was in feasts, where each had his portion of meat, and of wine allotted to him. Lot - My inheritance divided to me by lot, as the custom then was.
LibraryThough Some Good Things of Lower Worth
"The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance." -- Psalm 16:5. Though some good things of lower worth My heart is called on to resign, Of all the gifts in heaven and earth, The greatest and the best is mine The love of God in Christ made known -- The love that is enough alone, My Father's love is all my own. My soul's Restorer, let me learn In that deep love to live and rest -- Let me the precious thing discern Of which I am indeed possessed. My treasure let me feel and see, And let my moments, …
Miss A. L. Waring—Hymns and Meditations
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Israel the Beloved
You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. You honor me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings.
My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever.
I will lift up the cup of salvation and praise the LORD's name for saving me.
LORD, you are mine! I promise to obey your words!
The wicked will not rule the land of the godly, for then the godly might be tempted to do wrong.
Then I pray to you, O LORD. I say, "You are my place of refuge. You are all I really want in life.
But the God of Israel is no idol! He is the Creator of everything that exists, including Israel, his own special possession. The LORD of Heaven's Armies is his name!
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