Psalm 16:3
New International Version
I say of the holy people who are in the land, "They are the noble ones in whom is all my delight."

New Living Translation
The godly people in the land are my true heroes! I take pleasure in them!

English Standard Version
As for the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight.

Berean Study Bible
As for the saints in the land, they are the excellence in whom all my delight resides.

New American Standard Bible
As for the saints who are in the earth, They are the majestic ones in whom is all my delight.

New King James Version
As for the saints who are on the earth, “They are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight.”

King James Bible
But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.

Christian Standard Bible
As for the holy people who are in the land, they are the noble ones. All my delight is in them.

Contemporary English Version
Your people are wonderful, and they make me happy,

Good News Translation
How excellent are the LORD's faithful people! My greatest pleasure is to be with them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As for the holy people who are in the land, they are the noble ones. All my delight is in them.

International Standard Version
As for the saints that are in the land, they are noble, and all my delight is in them.

NET Bible
As for God's chosen people who are in the land, and the leading officials I admired so much--

New Heart English Bible
As for the holy ones who are in the land, they are the excellent ones in whom is all my delight.

A Faithful Version
As for the saints in the earth, "They are the excellent ones in whom is all my delight."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Also for The Holy Ones who are in the Earth, and the glorious in whom is all my pleasure.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Those who lead holy lives on earth are the noble ones who fill me with joy.

JPS Tanakh 1917
As for the holy that are in the earth, They are the excellent in whom is all my delight.

New American Standard 1977
As for the saints who are in the earth, They are the majestic ones in whom is all my delight.

King James 2000 Bible
But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the noble, in whom is all my delight.

American King James Version
But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.

American Standard Version
As for the saints that are in the earth, They are the excellent in whom is all my delight.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
On behalf of the saints that are in his land, he has magnified all his pleasure in them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
To the saints, who are in his land, he hath made wonderful all my desires in them.

Darby Bible Translation
To the saints that are on the earth, and to the excellent [thou hast said], In them is all my delight.

English Revised Version
As for the saints that are in the earth, they are the excellent in whom is all my delight.

Webster's Bible Translation
But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.

World English Bible
As for the saints who are in the earth, they are the excellent ones in whom is all my delight.

Young's Literal Translation
For the holy ones who are in the land, And the honourable, all my delight is in them.
Study Bible
The Presence of God
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.4Sorrows will multiply to those who chase other gods. I will not pour out their libations of blood, or speak their names with my lips.…
Cross References
Psalm 101:6
My eyes will be on the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me; he who walks in the way of integrity shall minister to me.

Psalm 119:63
I am a friend to all who fear You, and to those who keep Your precepts.

Proverbs 8:31
I was rejoicing in His whole world, delighting together in the sons of men.

Treasury of Scripture

But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.

But

Galatians 6:10
As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

Titus 3:8
This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.

Hebrews 6:10
For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.

the saints

Isaiah 30:4
For his princes were at Zoan, and his ambassadors came to Hanes.

Psalm 116:15
Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.

2 Chronicles 6:41
Now therefore arise, O LORD God, into thy resting place, thou, and the ark of thy strength: let thy priests, O LORD God, be clothed with salvation, and let thy saints rejoice in goodness.

the excellent

Proverbs 12:26
The righteous is more excellent than his neighbour: but the way of the wicked seduceth them.

Song of Solomon 4:1
Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou hast doves' eyes within thy locks: thy hair is as a flock of goats, that appear from mount Gilead.

Song of Solomon 6:1
Whither is thy beloved gone, O thou fairest among women? whither is thy beloved turned aside? that we may seek him with thee.

in whom

Psalm 119:63
I am a companion of all them that fear thee, and of them that keep thy precepts.

Proverbs 8:21
That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.

Proverbs 13:20
He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.









Lexicon
As for the saints
לִ֭קְדוֹשִׁים (liq·ḏō·wō·šîm)
Preposition-l | Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6918: Sacred, God, an angel, a saint, a sanctuary

in the land,
בָּאָ֣רֶץ (bā·’ā·reṣ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

they
הֵ֑מָּה (hêm·māh)
Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1992: They

are the excellence
וְ֝אַדִּירֵ֗י (wə·’ad·dî·rê)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 117: Wide, large, powerful

in whom all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

my delight
חֶפְצִי־ (ḥep̄·ṣî-)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2656: Pleasure, desire, a valuable thing, a matter

resides.
בָֽם׃ (ḇām)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew
Verse 3. - But to the saints that are in the earth; rather, it is for the saints. It (i.e. my prosperity) is granted me for the advantage of the saints that are in the land; i.e. of all the true Israelites. "I hold it in trust for them" (Kay). And to (rather, for) the excellent, in whom is all my delight. And, especially, I hold it in trust for "the inner circle of the excellent ones," in whom God takes pleasure (Psalm 147:11), and in whom therefore I also "delight."
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