Psalms 16:8

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I haue set the Lord alwaies before me: because hee is at my right hand, I shall not be moued.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I have set the LORD continually before me; Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I have set Jehovah always before me: Because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I have put the Lord before me at all times; because he is at my right hand, I will not be moved.
- Basic English Bible

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

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

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

I did place Jehovah before me continually, Because -- at my right hand I am not moved.
- Youngs Literal Bible

I have set the LORD always before me; surely He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 16:8


16:8 I have set - I have always presented him to my mind, as my witness and judge, as my patron and protector. Hitherto David seems to have spoken with respect to himself, but now he is transported by the spirit of prophecy, and carried above himself, to speak as a type of Christ, in whom this and the following verses were truly accomplished. Christ as man did always set his father's will and glory before him. Right - hand - To strengthen, protect, assist, and comfort me: as this assistance of God was necessary to Christ as man. Moved - Though the archers shoot grievously at me, and both men and devils seek my destruction, and God sets himself against me as an enemy, yet I am assured he will deliver me out of all my distresses.


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