Psalm 16:8
New International Version
I keep my eyes always on the LORD. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

New Living Translation
I know the LORD is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.

English Standard Version
I have set the LORD always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.

Berean Study Bible
I have set the LORD always before me. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

New American Standard Bible
I have set the LORD continually before me; Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

King James Bible
I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

Christian Standard Bible
I always let the LORD guide me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

Contemporary English Version
I will always look to you, as you stand beside me and protect me from fear.

Good News Translation
I am always aware of the LORD's presence; he is near, and nothing can shake me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I keep the LORD in mind always. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

International Standard Version
I have set the LORD before me continuously; because he stands at my right hand, I will stand firm.

NET Bible
I constantly trust in the LORD; because he is at my right hand, I will not be upended.

New Heart English Bible
I have set the LORD always before me; because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I have set Lord Jehovah in front of me at all times and he has been at my right hand that I shall not move.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I always keep the LORD in front of me. When he is by my side, I cannot be moved.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I have set the LORD always before me; Surely He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

New American Standard 1977
I have set the LORD continually before me; Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I have set the LORD always before me: because when he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

King James 2000 Bible
I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

American King James Version
I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

American Standard Version
I have set Jehovah always before me: Because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I foresaw the Lord always before my face; for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I set the Lord always in my sight: for he is at my right hand, that I be not moved.

Darby Bible Translation
I have set Jehovah continually before me; because [he is] at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

English Revised Version
I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

Webster's Bible Translation
I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

World English Bible
I have set Yahweh always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

Young's Literal Translation
I did place Jehovah before me continually, Because -- at my right hand I am not moved.
Study Bible
The Presence of God
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. 9Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will dwell securely.…
Cross References
Acts 2:25
David says about Him: 'I saw the Lord always before me; because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

1 Corinthians 15:4
that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,

Psalm 18:18
They confronted me in my day of calamity, but the LORD was my support.

Psalm 23:4
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

Psalm 27:8
My heart said, "Seek His face." Your face, O LORD, I will seek.

Psalm 73:23
Yet I am always with You; You hold my right hand.

Psalm 109:31
For He stands at the right hand of the needy one, to save him from the condemners of his soul.

Psalm 110:5
The Lord is at Your right hand; He will crush kings in the day of His wrath.

Psalm 112:6
Surely he will never be shaken. The righteous man will be remembered forever.

Psalm 121:5
The LORD is your keeper; the LORD is the shade on your right hand.

Psalm 123:1
I lift up my eyes to You, the One enthroned in heaven.

Psalm 123:2
As the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maidservant look to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes are on the LORD our God until He shows us mercy.

Treasury of Scripture

I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

I have

Psalm 139:18
If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.

Acts 2:25-28
For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved: …

Hebrews 11:27
By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.

he is

Psalm 73:23,26
Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand…

Psalm 109:31
For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save him from those that condemn his soul.

Psalm 110:5
The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath.

I shall

Psalm 15:5
He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.

Psalm 62:6
He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.







Lexicon
I have set
שִׁוִּ֬יתִי (šiw·wî·ṯî)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7737: To level, equalize, to resemble, to adjust

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

always
תָמִ֑יד (ṯā·mîḏ)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 8548: Continuance, constant, ellipt, the regular, sacrifice

before me.
לְנֶגְדִּ֣י (lə·neḡ·dî)
Preposition-l | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5048: A front, part opposite, a counterpart, mate, over against, before

Because
כִּ֥י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

He is at my right hand,
מִֽ֝ימִינִ֗י (mî·mî·nî)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3225: The right hand, side, the south

I will not
בַּל־ (bal-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 1077: A failure, nothing, not at all, lest

be shaken.
אֶמּֽוֹט׃ (’em·mō·wṭ)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4131: To waver, to slip, shake, fall
(8) At my right hand.--Comp. Psalm 109:31; Psalm 110:5; Psalm 121:5. The image seems to be a military one: the shield of the right-hand comrade is a protection to the man beside him.

Verse 8. - I have set the Lord always before me. I have brought myself, that is, to realize the continual presence of God, alike in happiness and in trouble. I feel him to be ever with me. Because he is at my right hand (i.e. close to me, ready to protect and save), therefore I shall not be moved. Nothing will shake me or disturb me from my trust and confidence. 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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