Psalms 16:9

“Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory reioyceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore my heart is glad and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will dwell securely.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth; My flesh also shall dwell in safety.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because of this my heart is glad, and my glory is full of joy: while my flesh takes its rest in hope.
- Basic English Bible

Therefore my heart rejoiceth, and my glory exulteth; my flesh moreover shall dwell in hope.
- Darby Bible

Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.
- Webster's Bible

Therefore my heart is glad, and my tongue rejoices. My body shall also dwell in safety.
- World English Bible

Therefore hath my heart been glad, And my honour doth rejoice, Also my flesh dwelleth confidently:
- Youngs Literal Bible

Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth; my flesh also dwelleth in safety;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 16:9

16:9 My glory - My tongue, which is a man's glory and privilege, above all other living creatures. Rejoiceth - Declares my inward joy. For this word signifies not so much eternal joy, as the outward demonstrations of it. My flesh - My body shall quietly rest in the grave. Shall rest - in confident assurance of its incorruption there, and of its resurrection to an immortal life: the flesh or body is in itself, but a dead lump of clay; yet hope is here ascribed to it figuratively, as it is to the brute creatures, #Rom 8:19|.

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 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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