Psalms 16:4

“Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Their sorrowes shalbe multiplied, that hasten after another God: their drinke offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take vp their names into my lippes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The sorrows of those who have bartered for another {god} will be multiplied; I shall not pour out their drink offerings of blood, Nor will I take their names upon my lips.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Their sorrows shall be multiplied that give gifts for another `god': Their drink-offerings of blood will I not offer, Nor take their names upon my lips.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Their sorrows will be increased who go after another god: I will not take drink offerings from their hands, or take their names on my lips.
- Basic English Bible

Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another: their drink-offerings of blood will I not offer, and I will not take up their names into my lips.
- Darby Bible

Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god: their drink-offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take their names into my lips.
- Webster's Bible

Their sorrows shall be multiplied who give gifts to another god. Their drink offerings of blood I will not offer, nor take their names on my lips.
- World English Bible

Multiplied are their griefs, [Who] have hastened backward; I pour not out their libations of blood, Nor do I take up their names on my lips.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Let the idols of them be multiplied that make suit unto another; their drink-offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take their names upon my lips.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 16:4


16:4 Sorrows - Having shewed his affection to the servants of the true God, he now declares what an abhorrency he has for those that worship idols. Offerings - In which the Gentiles used sometimes to drink part of the blood of their sacrifices. Names - Of those other gods mentioned before.


Discussion for Psalms 16:4

  • I think this message is particulary for believers, Be careful when waiting on God to answer your request and its taking long,do not give your money to palm readers,so call spiritual leaders,vodoo person,malam etc.

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