Psalm 16:6
New International Version
The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.

New Living Translation
The land you have given me is a pleasant land. What a wonderful inheritance!

English Standard Version
The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.

Berean Study Bible
The lines of my boundary have fallen in pleasant places; surely my inheritance is delightful.

New American Standard Bible
The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; Indeed, my heritage is beautiful to me.

King James Bible
The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.

Christian Standard Bible
The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.

Contemporary English Version
You make my life pleasant, and my future is bright.

Good News Translation
How wonderful are your gifts to me; how good they are!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.

International Standard Version
The boundary lines have fallen in pleasant places for me; truly, I have a beautiful heritage.

NET Bible
It is as if I have been given fertile fields or received a beautiful tract of land.

New Heart English Bible
The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places. Yes, beautiful is my inheritance.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The cords have fallen to me with the best, also my inheritance pleases me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Your boundary lines mark out pleasant places for me. Indeed, my inheritance is something beautiful.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; Yea, I have a goodly heritage.

New American Standard 1977
The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; Indeed, my heritage is beautiful to me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a beautiful inheritance.

King James 2000 Bible
The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.

American King James Version
The lines are fallen to me in pleasant places; yes, I have a goodly heritage.

American Standard Version
The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; Yea, I have a goodly heritage.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The lines have fallen to me in the best places, yea, I have a most excellent heritage.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The lines are fallen unto me in goodly places: for my inheritance is goodly to me.

Darby Bible Translation
The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.

English Revised Version
The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.

Webster's Bible Translation
The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; yes, I have a goodly heritage.

World English Bible
The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places. Yes, I have a good inheritance.

Young's Literal Translation
Lines have fallen to me in pleasant places, Yea, a beauteous inheritance is for me.
Study Bible
The Presence of God
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. 7I will bless the LORD who counsels me; even at night my conscience instructs me.…
Cross References
Psalm 78:55
He drove out nations before them and apportioned their inheritance; he settled the tribes of Israel in their tents.

Jeremiah 3:19
Then I said, 'How I long to make you My sons and give you a desirable land, the most beautiful inheritance of all the nations.' I thought you would call Me 'Father' and never turn away from following Me.

Treasury of Scripture

The lines are fallen to me in pleasant places; yes, I have a goodly heritage.

The lines

Psalm 78:55
He cast out the heathen also before them, and divided them an inheritance by line, and made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents.

Amos 7:17
Therefore thus saith the LORD; Thy wife shall be an harlot in the city, and thy sons and thy daughters shall fall by the sword, and thy land shall be divided by line; and thou shalt die in a polluted land: and Israel shall surely go into captivity forth of his land.

in pleasant

Psalm 21:1-3
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The king shall joy in thy strength, O LORD; and in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice! …

Hebrews 12:2
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

I have

Jeremiah 3:19
But I said, How shall I put thee among the children, and give thee a pleasant land, a goodly heritage of the hosts of nations? and I said, Thou shalt call me, My father; and shalt not turn away from me.

John 20:17
Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.

Romans 8:17
And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.







Lexicon
The lines
חֲבָלִ֣ים (ḥă·ḇā·lîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2256: A rope, a measuring line, a district, inheritance, a noose, a company, a throe, ruin

of my {boundary}
לִ֭י (lî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew

have fallen
נָֽפְלוּ־ (nā·p̄ə·lū-)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5307: To fall, lie

in pleasant places;
בַּנְּעִמִ֑ים (ban·nə·‘i·mîm)
Preposition-b, Article | Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5273: Pleasant, delightful

surely
אַף־ (’ap̄-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 637: Meaning accession, yea, adversatively though

my
עָלָֽי׃ (‘ā·lāy)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

inheritance
נַ֝חֲלָ֗ת (na·ḥă·lāṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5159: Something inherited, occupancy, an heirloom, an estate, patrimony, portion

is delightful.
שָֽׁפְרָ֥ה (šā·p̄ə·rāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8231: To glisten, be, fair
(6) The lines are fallen unto me.--The allusion is to the "measuring cords" by which allotments of land were measured, and they are said to "fall" possibly because after the measurement the portions were distributed by "lot" (Joshua 17:5; Micah 2:5).

Verse 6. - The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places. The "lines" which marked out the place of his abode (comp. Deuteronomy 32:9; Joshua 17:5). These had fallen to him "in pleasant places" - in Jerusalem and its near vicinity. Yea, I have a goodly heritage. Some explain "heritage" here by the "inheritance" of ver. 5. But the word used is different; and it is most natural to understand David's earthly heritage, or lot in life. This, he says, is "pleasing" or "delightsome" to him. 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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