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

  • Marsha Middleton
    Amen Amen, God is so great and merciful. Thank you Lord.
  • GeraldineCole
    I Love U Father God In Jesus Name U Are so good to all of us we have not done things some time the way u said but Father God in Jesus Name to day I want to say we are sorrow for the sin we have commetted against U Please For Give Us we will do better a prayer to Father God in Jesus Name from A Child Of God praying for the Saints of God Amen If U agree type Amen
  • Bob DeHaan
    I too love the promise of our portion of His inheritance our God is so good to his children!
  • Lyra
    A very wonderful message from God. Amen.
  • Am
    This psalm lifted my heart! Just to know that God is with us he is for us and not against us!!! Knowing that we have a great inheritance in heaven and being with him one day. The joy and happiness we will have. No more tears or suffering. We just have to keep him first! I love u Jesus praise to u!!
  • Haylee
    Once I finally tasted of the Lord and seen that He was good, this Psalm sums up my feelings and trust <3 He is so good!