Psalm 16:2
New International Version
I say to the LORD, "You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing."

New Living Translation
I said to the LORD, “You are my Master! Every good thing I have comes from you.”

English Standard Version
I say to the LORD, “You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.”

Berean Study Bible
I said to the LORD, “You are my Lord; apart from You I have no good thing.”

New American Standard Bible
I said to the LORD, "You are my Lord; I have no good besides You."

New King James Version
O my soul, you have said to the LORD, “You are my Lord, My goodness is nothing apart from You.”

King James Bible
O my soul, thou hast said unto the LORD, Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee;

Christian Standard Bible
I said to the LORD, "You are my Lord; I have nothing good besides you."

Contemporary English Version
and I have said, "Only you are my Lord! Every good thing I have is a gift from you."

Good News Translation
I say to the LORD, "You are my Lord; all the good things I have come from you."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I said to Yahweh, "You are my Lord; I have nothing good besides You."

International Standard Version
I told the LORD, "You are my master, I have nothing good apart from you."

NET Bible
I say to the LORD, "You are the Lord, my only source of well-being."

New Heart English Bible
I said to the LORD, "You are my Lord. Apart from you I have no good thing."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I have said to Lord Jehovah, “You are my Lord and my goodness is from your presence.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I said to the LORD, "You are my Lord. Without you, I have nothing good."

JPS Tanakh 1917
I have said unto the LORD: 'Thou art my Lord; I have no good but in Thee';

New American Standard 1977
I said to the LORD, “Thou art my Lord; I have no good besides Thee.”

King James 2000 Bible
O my soul, you have said unto the LORD, You are my Lord: my goodness reaches not to you;

American King James Version
O my soul, you have said to the LORD, You are my Lord: my goodness extends not to you;

American Standard Version
O my soul , thou hast said unto Jehovah, Thou art my Lord: I have no good beyond thee.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I said to the Lord, Thou art my Lord; for thou has no need of my goodness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have said to the Lord, thou art my God, for thou hast no need of my goods.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou [my soul] hast said to Jehovah, Thou art the Lord: my goodness [extendeth] not to thee; --

English Revised Version
I have said unto the LORD, Thou art my Lord: I have no good beyond thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
O my soul, thou hast said to the LORD, Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee;

World English Bible
My soul, you have said to Yahweh, "You are my Lord. Apart from you I have no good thing."

Young's Literal Translation
Thou hast said to Jehovah, 'My Lord Thou art;' My good is not for thine own sake;
Study Bible
The Presence of God
1A Miktam of David. Preserve me, O God, for in You I take refuge. 2I said to the LORD, “You are my Lord; apart from You I have no good thing.” 3As for the saints in the land, they are the excellence in whom all my delight resides.…
Cross References
Psalm 73:25
Whom have I in heaven but You? And on earth I desire no one besides You.

Psalm 140:6
I say to the LORD, "You are my God." Hear, O LORD, my cry for help.

Treasury of Scripture

O my soul, you have said to the LORD, You are my Lord: my goodness extends not to you;

thou hast

Psalm 8:1
To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm of David. O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.

Psalm 27:8
When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek.

Psalm 31:14
But I trusted in thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my God.

my goodness

Psalm 50:9,10
I will take no bullock out of thy house, nor he goats out of thy folds…

Job 22:2,3
Can a man be profitable unto God, as he that is wise may be profitable unto himself? …

Job 35:7,8
If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? or what receiveth he of thine hand? …









Lexicon
I said
אָמַ֣רְתְּ (’ā·mart)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

to the LORD,
לַֽ֭יהוָה (Yah·weh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

“You
אָ֑תָּה (’āt·tāh)
Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

are my Lord;
אֲדֹנָ֣י (’ă·ḏō·nāy)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 136: The Lord

apart from You
עָלֶֽיךָ׃ (‘ā·le·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

I have no
בַּל־ (bal-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 1077: A failure, nothing, not at all, lest

good thing.”
ט֝וֹבָתִ֗י (ṭō·w·ḇā·ṯî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good
(2) Thou hast said.--The text of this passage is exceedingly corrupt. This appears (1) from the actual existence of various readings, (2) by the variations in the ancient versions, both from the Hebrew and each other. It will be best to take Psalm 16:2-3 together first. The consensus of the ancient versions in favour of the first person, "I said," instead of "thou hast said" (the italicised words O my soul, are a mere gloss from the Chaldee), gives for Psalm 16:2 the plain and intelligible rendering

I said to Jehovah, Thou art my Lord,

I have no good besides thee.

Psalm 16:3 also requires emendation, being quite unintelligible as it stands. The simplest device is to omit the conjunction and recognise one of those changes of person so agreeable to Hebrew, when the verse will run--

"And of the saints who are in the earth,

They are the excellent in whom is all my delight."

The Authorised Version, in inserting "extendeth," introduces the fine thought that

"Merit lives from man to man.

And not from man, O God, to Thee;"

but it could not have been the thought of the original, since "my good," as Psalm 16:5-6 show, equals "happiness," not "conduct."

Verse 2. - O my soul, thou hast said unto the Lord. The ordinary Hebrew text, אָמַרְתְּ, "thou hast said," requires the insertion of "O my soul," or something similar. But if we read אמרתי with a large number of manuscripts, with the LXX., the Vulgate, the Syriac, and most other versions, no insertion will be necessary. The meaning will then be, I have said to Jehovah. Thou art my Lord; Hebrew, adonai - "my Lord and Master." My goodness extendeth not to thee. This meaning cannot be elicited from the Hebrew words. Tobah is not "goodness," but "prosperity" or "happiness" (comp. Psalm 106:5); and 'aleyka is best explained as "beside thee," "beyond thee." The psalmist means to say that he has no happiness beside (or apart from) God. (So Ewald, Hengstenberg, Cheyne, the 'Speaker's Commentary,' and the Revised Version.)
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