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

  • Sydney mcmullan
    Psalm 16 is a wonderful Psalm, I believe the Lord has placed this in my mind to speak on it in january
  • Solange
    Verse 5 -with God in your life all things are possible.
  • Bisi adedeji for verse 8
    It shows confident and great Faith Im the Lord, the words, I shall not be moved is pregnant with meanings
  • Abraham Jolaoluwa for verse 6
    I thank God for the comment of children of God who have trow more light to me on this verse that I have a goodly heritage no mater what the enemy is planning for. if God be for me who can be against me.
  • Obi chioma for verse 6
    God's protection and love is always moving with me whenever I remembered this verse
  • Bill
    "Thou maintainest my lot " I have seen this, God has done this for me in a very specific way. Recently v.3 of Psalm 125 fitted in with this experience and encourages me, "For the rod of the wicked shall not rest on the lot of the righteous, lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity ".Thanks be to God.