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

  • A disciple
    "Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust." There's a lot of practical understanding of life that is made light of, under a misconception of what is a spiritual life. e.g.; so much of what David wrote has to do with our life in the world; such as it is; with the lessons conveying the spiritual message. If this life is really so unimportant why does Jesus heal the sick, and raise the dead?
  • Atta Oppong Boahen
    The Lord is good all the time...is good. The flesh lust against the spirit and vice versa. This conflict is fueled by the deception of unseen Spiritual forces. The Bible says that humans in nature wrestle not against flesh and blood, but the forces in the atmosphere and around that wants to turn people from the truth. These forces known as the old serpent deceives many that God does not exist
  • A disciple
    Mild Bill; Hello Brother! I too knew a young man once, who by his own selfishness, stupidity and indolence was driven by his sins to the very brink of destruction; but the Saviour found him and saved him from his sins! The message was clear and by an audible voice; You are not fit for the presence of God! And he knew that if he didn't repent it would be hell for sure! The Lord Jesus is my Saviour!
  • Mild Bill
    There is not a 16th, of any month that goes by, when I do not remember that Almighty God, on this day, interceded for me specifically, to "maintain my lot" in this world. I will never forget he saved me and loves me, though I am an unworthy sinner, he is faithful to his word and work. " knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentence?" Romans 2:4
  • Jed pydanna
    trust hope and faith in God and he will be your personal protector while we face daily challenges. amen
  • G.RAJKUMAR
    when every thing not works for you only God works for you because you are his son / daughter. when a son fully depend on his father, father pleases in him earthly fathers some time may leave you but the real Father who died for you will not forsake you. trust him to day he will rescue you from all dangers. because you are his property.Like you watch your property he watch his property.amen