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 16:8

  • 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
  • MockingBird for verse 8
    I will set the Lord : His word always before my face : He , His word is on my right hand that I should not be moved. Great is the Lord and Greatly to be Praised. He is the solid Rock that I stand on. He is my foundation that my house cannot fall . Praise God forever more !!!
  • BLESSED for verse 8
    eternal life in GOD JESUS
  • Honestly the lord has always been by my side,, he has saved me in many things, he has always protected me from family enemies that almost turn my home to be a burial grand,, the lord turn it around and manifest and save me today am alive,, my remaining 2 brothers and a sister still alive,, I give almighty God the glory,,
  • MockingBird for verse 8
    I have set the Lord always before my face To me means that I have His Word in my heart and mind Always to be in His word To meditate on His word day and night. I have even started to play a CD of His Word when I go to bed at night. I have found that I wake up Praising God in the middle on the night and in the morning I am more cheerful. Praise God For His Great and Mighty Wprd and His Spirit that lives in me !!!!
  • Pjnestor for verse 8
    I looked this verse up because of an old blues song I shall not be moved and knew it must have had a basis in scripture It makes the whole song so much better now that I knew where it came from As a new Christian I love this song so much more because I will not be moved Now I really know what the song means