Words in italic type have been added for clarity. They are not found in the original Hebrew or Aramaic.
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What should I learn from this chapter?
- The prophecy that Jesus would be raised from the dead and not undergo corruption.
The Hope of the Faithful, and the Messiah’s Victory
A Michtam of David.
Psalm 16:1 Preserve (Watch over) me, O God (‘ēl), for in You I put my trust.
Psalm 16:2 O my soul, you have said to the Lord (Yᵊhōvâ),
“You are my Lord, My goodness is nothing apart from You.”
Psalm 16:3 As for the saints who are on the earth,
“They are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight.”
Psalm 16:4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied who hasten after another god;
Their drink offerings of blood (dām) I will not offer,
Nor take up their names on my lips.
blood (dām) H1818 = red blood or red wine. (Edom according to Augustine on Psalm 136)
Psalm 16:5 O Lord (Yᵊhōvâ), You are the portion of my inheritance and my cup;
You maintain (Lit. uphold) my lot.
Psalm 16:6 The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places;
Yes, I have a good inheritance (portion).
Psalm 16:7 I will bless the Lord (Yᵊhōvâ) who has given me counsel;
My heart (Mind, lit. kidneys) also instructs me in the night seasons.
Psalm 16:8 I have set the Lord (Yᵊhōvâ) always before me;
Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved.
Psalm 16:9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices;
My flesh also will rest (Or: dwell securely) in hope.
Psalm 16:10 For You will not leave my soul in Sheol, (Hell/pit, The abode of the dead)
Nor will You allow Your Holy One (Jesus) to see (undergo) corruption.
- @Prophecy Fulfillment Alert: Acts 2:31; 13:35 (Was not to see corruption) (Old Testament prophecy fulfilled by Jesus)
- @Prophecy Fulfillment Alert: John 20:9 (Was to arise from the dead) (Old Testament prophecy fulfilled by Jesus)