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

  • 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
  • Eric Sweeney
    There's nothing better for a child of God than to be walking in fellowship with Him!!!
    Amen, Amen

    "Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore." Psalm 16:11
  • DWAYNE
    THE LORD GOD IS OUR SUSTAINER OF LIFE. HE IS OUR STRENGTH, OUR SHELTER IN THE STORM OF LIFE,
  • Brother
    Lord Jesus Christ, tells about a right hand that is with him forever, the FATHER, WORD, and SPIRIT! The one who he is waiting to be with, HIS OLDER BROTHER. Lord of the EARTH!
  • Akinduro Akinpelumi
    Your victory and success in life is the function of what you can see or what you are looking at. Keeping your eyes always on the Lord and fixing your eyes on Jesus christ means that you have changed your focus from seeing your life problems, challenges, troubles and hopeless situations. Keep your eyes on Jesus christ as your solution, your helper,savior , the author and the finisher of your faith. Let your focus be permanently on Him. He's on your right hand to fight for you.
  • Nemo
    I love vs. 11. It is my life verse. It helps remind me that God will direct me, and that He loves me. Also that He rewards those who follow after him.