Psalm 16:7
New International Version
I will praise the LORD, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me.

New Living Translation
I will bless the LORD who guides me; even at night my heart instructs me.

English Standard Version
I bless the LORD who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me.

Berean Study Bible
I will bless the LORD who counsels me; even at night my conscience instructs me.

New American Standard Bible
I will bless the LORD who has counseled me; Indeed, my mind instructs me in the night.

New King James Version
I will bless the LORD who has given me counsel; My heart also instructs me in the night seasons.

King James Bible
I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.

Christian Standard Bible
I will bless the LORD who counsels me--even at night when my thoughts trouble me.

Contemporary English Version
I praise you, LORD, for being my guide. Even in the darkest night, your teachings fill my mind.

Good News Translation
I praise the LORD, because he guides me, and in the night my conscience warns me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will praise the LORD who counsels me-- even at night my conscience instructs me.

International Standard Version
I will bless the LORD who has counseled me; indeed, my conscience instructs me during the night.

NET Bible
I will praise the LORD who guides me; yes, during the night I reflect and learn.

New Heart English Bible
I will bless the LORD, who has given me counsel. Yes, my heart instructs me in the night seasons.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I shall bless Lord Jehovah who counsels me and my kidneys teach me in the nights.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will praise the LORD, who advises me. My conscience warns me at night.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel; Yea, in the night seasons my reins instruct me.

New American Standard 1977
I will bless the LORD who has counseled me; Indeed, my mind instructs me in the night.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I will bless the LORD, who gives me counsel: my kidneys also instruct me in the night seasons.

King James 2000 Bible
I will bless the LORD, who has given me counsel: my heart also instructs me in the night seasons.

American King James Version
I will bless the LORD, who has given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.

American Standard Version
I will bless Jehovah, who hath given me counsel; Yea, my heart instructeth me in the night seasons.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I will bless the Lord who has instructed me; my reins too have chastened me even till night.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I will bless the Lord, who hath given me understanding: moreover my reins also have corrected me even till night.

Darby Bible Translation
I will bless Jehovah, who giveth me counsel; even in the nights my reins instruct me.

English Revised Version
I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: yea, my reins instruct me in the night seasons.

Webster's Bible Translation
I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night season.

World English Bible
I will bless Yahweh, who has given me counsel. Yes, my heart instructs me in the night seasons.

Young's Literal Translation
I bless Jehovah who hath counselled me; Also in the nights my reins instruct me.
Study Bible
The Presence of God
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. 8I have set the LORD always before me. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.…
Cross References
Psalm 42:8
The LORD decrees His loving devotion by day; and at night His song is with me--a prayer to the God of my life.

Psalm 63:6
When I remember You on my bed, I think of You through the watches of the night.

Psalm 73:24
You guide me with Your counsel, and later receive me in glory.

Psalm 77:6
At night I remembered my song; in my heart I mused, and my spirit pondered:

Treasury of Scripture

I will bless the LORD, who has given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.

who hath

Psalm 73:24
Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.

Psalm 119:7
I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.

Proverbs 8:14
Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength.

my reins

Psalm 73:21
Thus my heart was grieved, and I was pricked in my reins.

Jeremiah 12:2
Thou hast planted them, yea, they have taken root: they grow, yea, they bring forth fruit: thou art near in their mouth, and far from their reins.

Jeremiah 17:10
I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.

in the

Psalm 17:3
Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.

Psalm 22:2
O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent.

Psalm 42:8
Yet the LORD will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.

Lexicon
I will bless
אֲבָרֵ֗ךְ (’ă·ḇā·rêḵ)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1288: To kneel, to bless God, man, to curse

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

who
אֲשֶׁ֣ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

counsels me;
יְעָצָ֑נִי (yə·‘ā·ṣā·nî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3289: To advise, to deliberate, resolve

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

at night
לֵ֝יל֗וֹת (lê·lō·wṯ)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3915: A twist, night, adversity

my conscience
כִלְיוֹתָֽי׃ (ḵil·yō·w·ṯāy)
Noun - feminine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3629: A kidney, the mind

instructs me.
יִסְּר֥וּנִי (yis·sə·rū·nî)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person common plural | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3256: To discipline, chasten, admonish
(7) Given me counsel . . .--i.e., led me to a right and happy choice of the way of life.

My reins--i.e., my heart.

Instruct me.--Better, warn me. Conscience echoes the voice of God. The Hebrew word, from a root meaning bind, includes the sense of obligation. Once heard, the Divine monition becomes a law to the good man, and his own heart warns him of the slightest danger of deviation from it.

Verse 7. - I will bless the Lord, who hath given his counsel. God has become David's "Counsellor" (see Psalm 32:8), makes suggestions to him which he follows, and so guides his life that he feels bound to praise and bless him for it. My reins also instruct me in the night seasons. The reins, according to Hebrew ideas, are the seat of feeling and emotion. David is "instructed" or "stimulated" (Hengstenberg) to bless God by the feelings which stir within him as he lies awake at night - feelings, we must suppose, of affection and gratitude.
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