Psalm 16:5
New International Version
LORD, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure.

New Living Translation
LORD, you alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing. You guard all that is mine.

English Standard Version
The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot.

Berean Study Bible
The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup; You have made my lot secure.

New American Standard Bible
The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and my cup; You support my lot.

King James Bible
The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.

Christian Standard Bible
LORD, you are my portion and my cup of blessing; you hold my future.

Contemporary English Version
You, LORD, are all I want! You are my choice, and you keep me safe.

Good News Translation
You, LORD, are all I have, and you give me all I need; my future is in your hands.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
LORD, You are my portion and my cup of blessing; You hold my future.

International Standard Version
The LORD is my inheritance and my cup; you support my lot.

NET Bible
LORD, you give me stability and prosperity; you make my future secure.

New Heart English Bible
The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and my cup. You made my lot secure.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Lord Jehovah, the portion of my inheritance and of my cup, you are returning my inheritance to me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD is my inheritance and my cup. You are the one who determines my destiny.

JPS Tanakh 1917
O LORD, the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup, Thou maintainest my lot.

New American Standard 1977
The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and my cup; Thou dost support my lot.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and of my cup; thou dost maintain my lot.

King James 2000 Bible
The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and of my cup: you maintain my lot.

American King James Version
The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and of my cup: you maintain my lot.

American Standard Version
Jehovah is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: Thou maintainest my lot.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou art he that restores my inheritance to me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord is the portion of my inheritance and of my cup: it is thou that wilt restore my inheritance to me.

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.

English Revised Version
The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.

Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD is the portion of my 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.
Study Bible
The Presence of God
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. 5The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup; You have made my lot secure. 6The lines of my boundary have fallen in pleasant places; surely my inheritance is delightful.…
Cross References
Psalm 23:5
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

Psalm 73:26
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Psalm 116:13
I will lift the cup of salvation and call on the name of the LORD.

Psalm 119:57
The LORD is my portion; I have promised to keep Your words.

Psalm 125:3
For the scepter of the wicked will not rest upon the land allotted to the righteous, so that the righteous will not put forth their hands to injustice.

Psalm 142:5
I cry to You, O LORD: "You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living."

Jeremiah 10:16
The Portion of Jacob is not like these, for He is the Maker of all things: Israel is the tribe of His inheritance; the LORD of Hosts is His name.

Lamentations 3:24
"The LORD is my portion," says my soul, "therefore I will hope in Him."

Daniel 12:13
But as for you, go on your way until the end. You will rest, and will arise to your inheritance at the end of the days."

Treasury of Scripture

The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and of my cup: you maintain my lot.

The Lord

Psalm 73:26
My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.

Psalm 119:57
CHETH. Thou art my portion, O LORD: I have said that I would keep thy words.

Psalm 142:5
I cried unto thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.

mine inheritance.

Psalm 11:6
Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.

Psalm 23:5
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Psalm 116:13
I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the LORD.

thou

Psalm 2:6
Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.

Psalm 9:4
For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in the throne judging right.

Psalm 21:7-12
For the king trusteth in the LORD, and through the mercy of the most High he shall not be moved…







Lexicon
The LORD
יְֽהוָ֗ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

[is] my chosen portion
מְנָת־ (mə·nāṯ-)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4490: Something weighed out, a division, a ration, a lot

and my cup;
וְכוֹסִ֑י (wə·ḵō·w·sî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3563: A cup, a lot, some unclean bird, an owl

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

have made
תּוֹמִ֥יךְ (tō·w·mîḵ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8551: To sustain, to obtain, keep fast, to help, follow close

my lot {secure}.
גּוֹרָלִֽי׃ (gō·w·rā·lî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1486: Lot -- a lot (for casting)
(5) The portion.--There is allusion here to the Levitical portion (Numbers 18:20): "I am thy portion and thine inheritance." The poet, whom we must imagine exiled from his actual inheritance in Canaan, consoles, and more than consoles himself, with the sublime thought that this "better part" could not be taken away from him. Perowne quotes Savonarola's fine saying, "What must not he possess who possesses the possessor of all!" and St. Paul's, "All things are yours; for ye are Christ's, and Christ is God's;" which rather recalls Deuteronomy 32:9, where the correlative truth to Numbers 18:20 occurs.

For the figure of the cup, see Psalm 11:6. It had already become a synonym for "condition in life."

Thou maintainest.--The Hebrew word is peculiar, and causes grammatical difficulties; but the sense is clear. God does not only dispose (cast) the lot of the man in covenant relation to Him--He does that even for unbelievers--but holds it fast in His hand. (See this use of the verb, Amos 1:5; Amos 1:8; Proverbs 5:5.) At the same time Hitzig's conjecture (tomid for tomikh), is very plausible, "Thou art ever my lot."

Verse 5. - The Lord is the Portion of mine inheritance. God had said to Aaron, when he gave him no special inheritance in Canaan, "I am thy Part and thine Inherit-ante among the children of Israel" (Numbers 18:20). David claims the same privilege. God is his "Portion," and he needs no other. And of my cup. A man's "cup" is, in Scripture, his lot or condition in life (Psalm 11:6; Psalm 23:5) - that which is given him to drink. David will have God only for his cup. Thou maintainest my lot; i.e. thou makest it firm and sure (comp. Psalm 30:6, "In my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved"). 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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