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

  • 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