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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalms 16

Introduction

1David, in distrust of merits, and hatred of idolatry, flees to God for preservation.
5He shews the hope of his calling, of the resurrection, and life everlasting.

Verse 1

Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.
A. M. 2962. B.C. 1042. (Title.) Michtam. or, A golden Psalm of David
56:1; 60:1; *titles
Preserve
17:5,8; 31:23; 37:28; 97:10; 116:6; Proverbs 2:8
for
9:10; 22:8; 25:20; 84:12; 125:1; 146:5; Isaiah 26:3,4; Jeremiah 17:7,8; 2 Corinthians 1:9; 2 Timothy 1:12
Reciprocal: Genesis 32:11 - Deliver; Psalm 11:1 - In the; Psalm 12:7 - thou shalt; Psalm 22:1 - far; Psalm 31:14 - Thou; Psalm 56:1 - Michtam; Psalm 86:2 - trusteth; Hebrews 2:13 - I will

Verse 2

O my soul, thou hast said unto the LORD, Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee;
thou hast
8:1; 27:8; 31:14; 89:26; 91:2; Isaiah 26:13; 44:5; Zechariah 13:9; John 20:28
my goodness
50:9,10; Job 22:2,3; 35:7,8; Luke 17:10; Romans 11:35
Reciprocal: Genesis 32:10 - not worthy of the least of all; Numbers 7:5 - Take it; Nehemiah 9:5 - exalted; Psalm 48:14 - this God; Psalm 140:6 - I said unto; Jeremiah 4:19 - O my; Acts 17:25 - is; Ephesians 5:9 - goodness; Titus 3:8 - good

Verse 3

But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.
But
Galatians 6:10; Titus 3:8; Hebrews 6:10
the saints
Psalms 30:4; 116:15; 2 Chronicles 6:41; Acts 9:13; Ephesians 1:1
the excellent
Proverbs 12:26; Song of Solomon 4:1-7; Malachi 3:17
in whom
119:63; Proverbs 8:31; 13:20; Song of Solomon 7:10; Isaiah 62:4; Ephesians 5:25-27; 1 John 3:14-17
Reciprocal: Genesis 13:11 - they; Numbers 7:5 - Take it; Ruth 1:10 - Surely; 1 Samuel 19:2 - delighted; Job 5:1 - the saints; Psalm 15:4 - but; Psalm 47:4 - excellency; Psalm 122:8 - General; Song of Solomon 1:8 - O thou; Song of Solomon 5:1 - eat; Daniel 5:12 - an excellent; Malachi 3:16 - spake; Luke 17:10 - General; John 11:3 - he; John 13:34 - That ye love; Acts 4:23 - they; Acts 9:32 - the saints; Acts 26:10 - the saints; 2 Corinthians 6:14 - for; Ephesians 1:15 - love; Ephesians 5:9 - goodness; Colossians 1:2 - the saints; Titus 1:8 - a lover of good; Philemon 1:5 - toward the Lord

Verse 4

Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips.
Their
32:10; 97:7; Jonah 2:8; Revelation 14:9-11; 18:4,5
hasten, etc
or, give gifts to another. drink.
Genesis 35:14; Leviticus 23:13; Isaiah 57:6; 65:11; 66:3; Jeremiah 7:18
take
Exodus 23:13; Joshua 23:7; Hosea 2:16,17
Reciprocal: Genesis 26:18 - and he; Numbers 29:22 - drink offering; Numbers 32:38 - gave other names unto the cities; Deuteronomy 12:3 - and destroy; 2 Kings 1:6 - therefore; Isaiah 50:11 - ye shall; Zechariah 13:2 - I will cut

Verse 5

The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.
The Lord
73:26; 119:57; 142:5; Deuteronomy 32:9; Jeremiah 10:16; Lamentations 3:24
mine inheritance
Heb. my part. of my.
11:6; 23:5; 116:13; Ephesians 5:18
thou
2:6; 9:4; 21:7-12; 61:6,7; 89:4,20-37; 110:1,2; 132:11,17,18; Isaiah 42:1; 53:12; Acts 2:32; 5:31; 1 Corinthians 15:25
Reciprocal: Genesis 15:1 - and thy; Numbers 18:20 - I am thy part; Numbers 34:2 - an inheritance; Deuteronomy 18:2 - the Lord; Joshua 14:2 - lot; Joshua 18:10 - before the Lord; Job 22:25 - defence; Psalm 61:5 - heritage; Psalm 73:25 - Whom; Psalm 119:65 - dealt well; Psalm 119:111 - Thy testimonies; Psalm 140:6 - I said unto; Ecclesiastes 6:12 - who knoweth; Jeremiah 51:19 - portion; Ezekiel 45:1 - shall divide by lot; Luke 10:42 - good; Luke 15:12 - give; Luke 20:38 - a God; Galatians 4:7 - heir

Verse 6

The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.
The lines
78:55; Amos 7:17
in pleasant
21:1-3; Hebrews 12:2
I have
Jeremiah 3:19; John 20:17; Romans 8:17; 1 Corinthians 3:21-23; Ephesians 1:18; Philippians 2:9-11; 2 Timothy 2:12; Revelation 3:21
Reciprocal: Genesis 15:1 - and thy; Numbers 34:2 - an inheritance; Joshua 14:2 - lot; Joshua 18:10 - before the Lord; Job 22:25 - defence; Psalm 61:5 - heritage; Psalm 73:26 - portion; Psalm 119:65 - dealt well; Psalm 140:6 - I said unto; Jeremiah 10:16 - portion; Ezekiel 45:1 - shall divide by lot; Micah 2:5 - cast; Luke 10:42 - good; Luke 15:12 - give

Verse 7

I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.
who hath
73:24; 119:7; Proverbs 8:14; Isaiah 11:2-4; 48:17; 50:4
my reins
73:21; Jeremiah 12:2; 17:10; Revelation 2:23
in the
17:3; 22:2; 42:8; 63:6; 77:2,6; 119:55,148; Isaiah 26:9; Luke 6:12
Reciprocal: Revelation 3:18 - counsel

Verse 8

I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
I have
139:18; Acts 2:25-28; Hebrews 11:27
he is
73:23,26; 109:31; 110:5; 121:5
I shall
15:5; 62:6
Reciprocal: Genesis 5:22 - General; Genesis 13:18 - altar; Genesis 24:40 - before; Genesis 48:15 - did walk; Psalm 4:8 - I will; Psalm 21:7 - he shall; Psalm 30:6 - I shall; Psalm 36:11 - hand; Psalm 54:3 - they have; Psalm 55:22 - suffer; Proverbs 10:30 - never; Proverbs 28:14 - Happy; Isaiah 38:3 - I have; Acts 26:23 - the first

Verse 9

Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.
my heart
Luke 10:21,22
my glory
30:12; 57:8; Acts 2:26; James 3:5-9
my flesh
Job 14:14,15; 19:26,27; Proverbs 14:32; Isaiah 26:19; 1 Thessalonians 4:13,14
rest in hope
Heb. dwell confidently.
Reciprocal: Genesis 49:6 - honour; Psalm 28:7 - therefore; Psalm 108:1 - my glory; Psalm 108:7 - I will rejoice; Proverbs 10:28 - hope; Isaiah 53:10 - he shall prolong; Matthew 22:29 - not; Luke 2:17 - General; Luke 24:27 - and all; Luke 24:44 - in the psalms; Romans 5:2 - and rejoice; Romans 6:9 - Christ; Romans 12:12 - Rejoicing; Ephesians 1:20 - when; Colossians 1:27 - the hope; Hebrews 12:2 - for; James 3:9 - Therewith

Verse 10

For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
my
9:17; 49:15; *marg:; 139:8; Leviticus 19:28; Numbers 6:6; Deuteronomy 32:22; Job 11:8; Proverbs 15:11; 27:20; Isaiah 5:14; 14:9; Amos 9:2; Luke 16:23; Acts 3:15; 1 Corinthians 15:55; Revelation 1:18; 20:13
hell
The word hell, from the Saxon hillan or helan, to hide, or from holl,, a cavern, though now used only for the place of torment, anciently denoted the concealed or unseen place of the dead in general; corresponding to the Greek [adev] i.e., [o aidev topos] the invisible place and the Hebrew sheol, from shaal, to ask, seek, the place and state of those who are out of the way, and to be sought for.
neither
Acts 2:27-31; 13:35-38; 1 Corinthians 15:42,50-54
thine
Daniel 9:24; Luke 1:35; 4:34; Acts 3:14
Reciprocal: Genesis 35:18 - her soul; Leviticus 1:17 - shall not; Numbers 6:20 - and after; Deuteronomy 33:8 - with thy; Job 17:14 - corruption; Psalm 21:4 - asked; Psalm 30:3 - brought; Psalm 49:9 - see; Psalm 69:15 - pit; Psalm 71:20 - shalt bring; Psalm 86:13 - and thou; Hosea 13:14 - ransom; Jonah 2:2 - hell; Jonah 2:6 - yet; Matthew 17:23 - the third; Matthew 25:21 - enter; Matthew 25:46 - the righteous; Mark 1:24 - the Holy One; Mark 10:34 - and the; Luke 2:17 - General; Luke 24:27 - and all; John 20:9 - that; Acts 2:31 - spake; Philippians 1:23 - far; 1 John 2:20 - the Holy; Revelation 3:7 - he that is holy

Verse 11

Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
path
21:4; Proverbs 2:19; 4:18; 5:6; 12:28; Isaiah 2:3; Matthew 7:14; Romans 8:11; 1 Peter 1:21
in thy
17:15; 21:5,6; Matthew 5:8; Acts 2:28; 1 Corinthians 13:12; 2 Corinthians 4:17; Ephesians 3:19; 1 John 3:2; Jude 1:24; Revelation 7:15-17; 22:5
at thy
Mark 16:19; Acts 7:56; 1 Peter 3:22
pleasures
36:8; Matthew 25:33,46 Reciprocal: Leviticus 22:3 - from my; Numbers 6:20 - and after; 1 Chronicles 16:27 - Glory; Job 19:26 - in my flesh; Job 33:26 - and he shall; Psalm 23:6 - and I; Psalm 30:5 - in his; Psalm 31:19 - laid up; Psalm 37:18 - their; Psalm 41:12 - settest; Psalm 45:8 - whereby; Psalm 73:25 - Whom; Psalm 91:16 - show; Psalm 133:3 - even life; Psalm 140:13 - the upright; Proverbs 8:21 - fill; Proverbs 15:24 - way; Isaiah 61:7 - everlasting; Matthew 17:4 - it is; Matthew 25:21 - enter; John 5:39 - ye think; Romans 15:29 - General; 1 Corinthians 15:4 - according; 2 Corinthians 5:8 - present; Philippians 1:23 - far; Philippians 3:20 - our; Colossians 3:1 - seek; 1 Thessalonians 4:17 - and so; 2 Thessalonians 1:9 - from the presence; 2 Thessalonians 2:14 - to; Revelation 22:3 - but

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 16". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-16.html.