Psalms 16:11

“Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Thou wilt shewe me the path of life: in thy presence is fulnesse of ioy, at thy right hand there are pleasures for euermore.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Thou wilt show me the path of life: In thy presence is fulness of joy; In thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. Psalm 17 A Prayer of David.
- American Standard Version (1901)

You will make clear to me the way of life; where you are joy is complete; in your right hand there are pleasures for ever and ever.
- Basic English Bible

Thou wilt make known to me the path of life: thy countenance is fulness of joy; at thy right hand are pleasures for evermore.
- Darby Bible

Thou wilt show me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand are pleasures for evermore.
- Webster's Bible

You will show me the path of life. In your presence is fullness of joy. In your right hand there are pleasures forevermore. A Prayer by David.
- World English Bible

Thou causest me to know the path of life; Fulness of joys [is] with Thy presence, Pleasant things by Thy right hand for ever!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Thou makest me to know the path of life; in Thy presence is fulness of joy, in Thy right hand bliss for evermore.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 16:11


16:11 Life - Thou wilt raise me from the grave, and conduct me to the place and state of everlasting felicity. Presence - In that heavenly paradise, where thou art gloriously present, where thou dost clearly and fully discover the light of thy countenance; whereas in this life thou hidest thy face and shewest us only thy back - parts. Right - hand - Which he mentions as a place of the greatest honour, the place where the saints are placed at the last day, and where Christ himself is said to sit, #Psal 110:1|. Pleasures - All our joys are empty and defective: But in heaven there is fulness of joy. Our pleasures here are transient and momentary; but those at God's right hand are pleasures for evermore. For they are the pleasures of immortal souls, in the enjoyment of an eternal God.


Discussion for Psalms 16

  • Patrick Cagle
    Read the entire chapter and look for the central theme. Check the context . It seems to me the writer had a very close relationship with God. " set the Lord ALWAYS before me" before meaning "ahead". If a guide was leading you he would be ahead, or in Front of you. You couldn't go the right direction if the guide was behind you. But, it also says he is at his right hand as well. Im not getting into the meaning of the "Right Hand"", but " Because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. " I've read elswhere where it says not to move to the left or right. And "he" is not capitalized. Hmm.
  • BSP
    If we always keep Jehovah God before us then we will have success. We will take His feelings into consideration before we make decisions and we will look to Him for guidance.
  • Bishop Hans Lewi
    Because of what the LORD has done my flesh can now rest in hope, rejoicing has now filled
    my heart through Christ my LORD.
  • Carolyn
    Thank GOD for his wonderful promises,i know he will keep them,praying for you. pastor Ron
  • Vera
    God will lead me in the path of righteousness. By his spirit I have unspeakable joy. Jesus sits on the right hand of God and because he is in me and I in him, I can ask and it shall be done. God will give me the desires of my heart.
  • Lilian
    Thou wilt shew me the path of life in thy presence is fullness of joy and in thy right hand there is a pleasure forevermore. Amen
    Thank you Jesus for the blood you gave us life in abundance you are such a good God a good Father to his children . Thank you Jesus for your word help us to be born again in spirit every moment of our life. I will praise you and worship you alone amen