Psalms 16:6

“The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The lines are fallen vnto mee in pleasant places; yea, I haue a goodly heritage.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; Indeed, my heritage is beautiful to me.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; Yea, I have a goodly heritage.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Fair are the places marked out for me; I have a noble heritage.
- Basic English Bible

The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.
- Darby Bible

The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; yes, I have a goodly heritage.
- Webster's Bible

The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places. Yes, I have a good inheritance.
- World English Bible

Lines have fallen to me in pleasant places, Yea, a beauteous inheritance [is] for me.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 16:6


16:6 Lines - My portion, which was measured with lines. Are fallen - In a land flowing with milk and honey, and above all, blessed with the presence and knowledge of God.


Discussion for Psalms 16

  • Mild Bill
    "seek ye first the kingdom of God,and his righteousness""For they being ignorant of God's righteousness,and going about to establish their own righteousness,have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.""For he hath made him to be sin for us,who knew no sin;that we might be made the righteousness of God in him."Believers have imputed righteousness by faith.The work is of Christ only
  • Allen
    David is saying have no faith in false gods. Look only to the God the creator he will look after you put your faith in him. our faith in him brings his faith in us.

  • 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

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