Psalm 16:11
New International Version
You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

New Living Translation
You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever.

English Standard Version
You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

Berean Study Bible
You have made known to me the path of life; You will fill me with joy in Your presence with eternal pleasures at Your right hand.

New American Standard Bible
You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.

King James Bible
Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

Christian Standard Bible
You reveal the path of life to me; in your presence is abundant joy; at your right hand are eternal pleasures.

Contemporary English Version
You have shown me the path to life, and you make me glad by being near to me. Sitting at your right side, I will always be joyful.

Good News Translation
You will show me the path that leads to life; your presence fills me with joy and brings me pleasure forever.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You reveal the path of life to me; in Your presence is abundant joy; in Your right hand are eternal pleasures.

International Standard Version
You cause me to know the path of life; in your presence is joyful abundance, at your right hand there are pleasures forever.

NET Bible
You lead me in the path of life; I experience absolute joy in your presence; you always give me sheer delight.

New Heart English Bible
You make known to me the path of life. In your presence is fullness of joy. In your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You will show me your path of life and I shall be full of the joy of your face and of the sweetness of the victory of your right hand.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You make the path of life known to me. Complete joy is in your presence. Pleasures are by your side forever.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou makest me to know the path of life; In Thy presence is fulness of joy, In Thy right hand bliss for evermore.

New American Standard 1977
Thou wilt make known to me the path of life; In Thy presence is fulness of joy; In Thy right hand there are pleasures forever.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou wilt show me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; in thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

King James 2000 Bible
You will show me the path of life: in your presence is fullness of joy; at your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.

American King James Version
You will show me the path of life: in your presence is fullness of joy; at your right hand there are pleasures for ever more.

American Standard Version
Thou wilt show me the path of life: In thy presence is fulness of joy; In thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou wilt fill me with joy with thy countenance: at thy right hand there are delights for ever.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou hast made known to me the ways of life, thou shalt fill me with joy with thy countenance: at thy right hand are delights even to the end.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou wilt make known to me the path of life: thy countenance is fulness of joy; at thy right hand are pleasures for evermore.

English Revised Version
Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; in thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou wilt show me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand are pleasures for evermore.

World English Bible
You will show me the path of life. In your presence is fullness of joy. In your right hand there are pleasures forevermore. A Prayer by David.

Young's Literal Translation
Thou causest me to know the path of life; Fulness of joys is with Thy presence, Pleasant things by Thy right hand for ever!
Study Bible
The Presence of God
10For You will not abandon my soul to Sheol, nor will You let Your Holy One see decay. 11You have made known to me the path of life; You will fill me with joy in Your presence with eternal pleasures at Your right hand.
Cross References
Matthew 7:14
But small is the gate and narrow the way that leads to life, and only a few find it.

Job 36:11
If they obey and serve Him, they will end their days in prosperity and their years in happiness.

Psalm 11:7
For the LORD is righteous; He loves justice. The upright will see His face.

Psalm 17:15
As for me, I will behold Your face in righteousness; when I awake, I will be satisfied with Your presence.

Psalm 21:6
For You grant him blessings forever; You cheer him with joy in Your presence.

Psalm 36:7
How precious is Your loving devotion, O God, that the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings.

Psalm 36:8
They feast on the abundance of Your house, and You give them drink from Your river of delights.

Psalm 43:4
Then I will go to the altar of God, to God, my greatest joy. I will praise You with the harp, O God, my God.

Psalm 46:4
There is a river whose streams delight the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells.

Psalm 49:15
But God will redeem my life from Sheol, for He will surely take me to Himself. Selah

Psalm 139:24
See if there is any offensive way in me; lead me in the way everlasting.

Psalm 140:13
Surely the righteous will praise Your name; the upright will dwell in Your presence.

Psalm 149:4
For the LORD takes pleasure in His people; He adorns the afflicted with salvation.

Proverbs 2:19
None who go to her return or negotiate the paths of life.

Proverbs 14:32
The wicked man is thrown down by his own sin, but the righteous man has a refuge when he dies.

Isaiah 61:7
Instead of shame, My people will have a double portion, and instead of humiliation, they will rejoice in their share; and so they will inherit a double portion in their land, and everlasting joy will be theirs.

Treasury of Scripture

You will show me the path of life: in your presence is fullness of joy; at your right hand there are pleasures for ever more.

path

Psalm 21:4
He asked life of thee, and thou gavest it him, even length of days for ever and ever.

Proverbs 2:19
None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life.

Proverbs 4:18
But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

in thy

Psalm 17:15
As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.

Psalm 21:5,6
His glory is great in thy salvation: honour and majesty hast thou laid upon him…

Matthew 5:8
Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

at thy

Mark 16:19
So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.

Acts 7:56
And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.

1 Peter 3:22
Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.

pleasures

Psalm 36:8
They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.

Matthew 25:33,46
And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left…







Lexicon
You have made known to me
תּֽוֹדִיעֵנִי֮ (tō·w·ḏî·‘ê·nî)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

the path
אֹ֤רַח (’ō·raḥ)
Noun - common singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 734: A well-trodden road, a caravan

of life;
חַ֫יִּ֥ים (ḥay·yîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life

You will fill me
שֹׂ֣בַע (śō·ḇa‘)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7648: Satisfaction, joy)

with joy
שְׂ֭מָחוֹת (mā·ḥō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8057: Blithesomeness, glee

in Your presence
פָּנֶ֑יךָ (pā·ne·ḵā)
Noun - common plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

with eternal
נֶֽצַח׃ (ne·ṣaḥ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5331: Eminence, enduring, everlastingness, perpetuity

pleasures
נְעִמ֖וֹת (nə·‘i·mō·wṯ)
Adjective - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5273: Pleasant, delightful

at Your right hand.
בִּימִינְךָ֣ (bî·mî·nə·ḵā)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3225: The right hand, side, the south
(11) There are.--The italics in the Authorised Version spoil the triplet:--

"Thou wilt show me the path of life,

In thy presence fulness and joy,

At thy right hand pleasures for evermore."

It is another image for the same thought which dominates the psalm--the thought of the happiness of being with God. The fair heritage, the serene happiness, the enduring pleasure always to be found at God's right hand, are all different modes of expressing the same sense of complete satisfaction and peace given by a deep religious trust touched, ever so faintly, by a ray of a larger hope beginning to triumph over death itself.

Verse 11. - Thou wilt show me the path of life; i.e. the path which leads to the Source and Centre of all life, even God himself - the way to heaven, in contrast with corruption and Sheol. In thy presence is fulness of joy; literally, satiety of joy - enough, and more than enough, to satisfy the extremest cravings of the human heart. At thy right hand; rather, in thy right hand - ready for bestowal on thy saints. Are pleasures for evermore. An inexhaustible store, which may be drawn upon for ever.



16:1-11 This psalm begins with expressions of devotion, which may be applied to Christ; but ends with such confidence of a resurrection, as must be applied to Christ, and to him only. - David flees to God's protection, with cheerful, believing confidence. Those who have avowed that the Lord is their Lord, should often put themselves in mind of what they have done, take the comfort of it, and live up to it. He devotes himself to the honour of God, in the service of the saints. Saints on earth we must be, or we shall never be saints in heaven. Those renewed by the grace of God, and devoted to the glory of God, are saints on earth. The saints in the earth are excellent ones, yet some of them so poor, that they needed to have David's goodness extended to them. David declares his resolution to have no fellowship with the works of darkness; he repeats the solemn choice he had made of God for his portion and happiness, takes to himself the comfort of the choice, and gives God the glory of it. This is the language of a devout and pious soul. Most take the world for their chief good, and place their happiness in the enjoyments of it; but how poor soever my condition is in this world, let me have the love and favour of God, and be accepted of him; let me have a title by promise to life and happiness in the future state; and I have enough. Heaven is an inheritance; we must take that for our home, our rest, our everlasting good, and look upon this world to be no more ours, than the country through which is our road to our Father's house. Those that have God for their portion, have a goodly heritage. Return unto thy rest, O my soul, and look no further. Gracious persons, though they still covet more of God, never covet more than God; but, being satisfied of his loving-kindness, are abundantly satisfied with it: they envy not any their carnal mirth and delights. But so ignorant and foolish are we, that if left to ourselves, we shall forsake our own mercies for lying vanities. God having given David counsel by his word and Spirit, his own thoughts taught him in the night season, and engaged him by faith to live to God. Verses 8-11, are quoted by St. Peter in his first sermon, after the pouring out of the Spirit on the day of Pentecost, Ac 2:25-31; he declared that David in them speaks concerning Christ, and particularly of his resurrection. And Christ being the Head of the body, the church, these verses may be applied to all Christians, guided and animated by the Spirit of Christ; and we may hence learn, that it is our wisdom and duty to set the Lord always before us. And if our eyes are ever toward God, our hearts and tongues may ever rejoice in him. Death destroys the hope of man, but not the hope of a real Christian. Christ's resurrection is an earnest of the believer's resurrection. In this world sorrow is our lot, but in heaven there is joy, a fulness of joy; our pleasures here are for a moment, but those at God's right hand are pleasures for evermore. Through this thy beloved Son, and our dear Saviour, thou wilt show us, O Lord, the path of life; thou wilt justify our souls now, and raise our bodies by thy power at the last day; when earthly sorrow shall end in heavenly joy, pain in everlasting happiness.
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