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Psalm 16

Psa. 16:10 KJV (With Strong’s)

For thou wilt not leave
`azab (Hebrew #5800)
to loosen, i.e. relinquish, permit, etc.
KJV usage: commit self, fail, forsake, fortify, help, leave (destitute, off), refuse, X surely.
Pronounce: aw-zab'
Origin: a primitive root
s my soul
nephesh (Hebrew #5315)
properly, a breathing creature, i.e. animal of (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental)
KJV usage: any, appetite, beast, body, breath, creature, X dead(-ly), desire, X (dis-)contented, X fish, ghost, + greedy, he, heart(-y), (hath, X jeopardy of) life (X in jeopardy), lust, man, me, mind, mortally, one, own, person, pleasure, (her-, him-, my-, thy-)self, them (your)-selves, + slay, soul, + tablet, they, thing, (X she) will, X would have it.
Pronounce: neh'-fesh
Origin: from 5314
in hell
sh'owl (Hebrew #7585)
from 7592; Hades or the world of the dead (as if a subterranean retreat), including its accessories and inmates
KJV usage: grave, hell, pit.
Pronounce: sheh-ole'
Origin: or shol {sheh-ole'}
; neither wilt thou suffer
nathan (Hebrew #5414)
to give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.)
KJV usage: add, apply, appoint, ascribe, assign, X avenge, X be ((healed)), bestow, bring (forth, hither), cast, cause, charge, come, commit, consider, count, + cry, deliver (up), direct, distribute, do, X doubtless, X without fail, fasten, frame, X get, give (forth, over, up), grant, hang (up), X have, X indeed, lay (unto charge, up), (give) leave, lend, let (out), + lie, lift up, make, + O that, occupy, offer, ordain, pay, perform, place, pour, print, X pull , put (forth), recompense, render, requite, restore, send (out), set (forth), shew, shoot forth (up), + sing, + slander, strike, (sub-)mit, suffer, X surely, X take, thrust, trade, turn, utter, + weep, + willingly, + withdraw, + would (to) God, yield.
Pronounce: naw-than'
Origin: a primitive root
thine Holy One
chaciyd (Hebrew #2623)
properly, kind, i.e. (religiously) pious (a saint)
KJV usage: godly (man), good, holy (one), merciful, saint, (un- )godly.
Pronounce: khaw-seed'
Origin: from 2616
to see
ra'ah (Hebrew #7200)
to see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative)
KJV usage: advise self, appear, approve, behold, X certainly, consider, discern, (make to) enjoy, have experience, gaze, take heed, X indeed, X joyfully, lo, look (on, one another, one on another, one upon another, out, up, upon), mark, meet, X be near, perceive, present, provide, regard, (have) respect, (fore-, cause to, let) see(-r, -m, one another), shew (self), X sight of others, (e-)spy, stare, X surely, X think, view, visions.
Pronounce: raw-aw'
Origin: a primitive root
shachath (Hebrew #7845)
a pit (especially as a trap); figuratively, destruction
KJV usage: corruption, destruction, ditch, grave, pit.
Pronounce: shakh'-ath
Origin: from 7743

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Ministry on This Verse

Psa. 9:17• 17The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God. (Psa. 9:17)
Psa. 49:15• 15But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah. (Psa. 49:15)
Psa. 49•  (Psa. 49)
Psa. 139:8• 8If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. (Psa. 139:8)
Lev. 19:28• 28Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the Lord. (Lev. 19:28)
Num. 6:6• 6All the days that he separateth himself unto the Lord he shall come at no dead body. (Num. 6:6)
Deut. 32:22• 22For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains. (Deut. 32:22)
Job 11:8• 8It is as high as heaven; what canst thou do? deeper than hell; what canst thou know? (Job 11:8)
Prov. 15:11• 11Hell and destruction are before the Lord: how much more then the hearts of the children of men? (Prov. 15:11)
Prov. 27:20• 20Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied. (Prov. 27:20)
Isa. 5:14• 14Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it. (Isa. 5:14)
Isa. 14:9• 9Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations. (Isa. 14:9)
Amos 9:2• 2Though they dig into hell, thence shall mine hand take them; though they climb up to heaven, thence will I bring them down: (Amos 9:2)
Luke 16:23• 23And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. (Luke 16:23)
Acts 3:15• 15And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses. (Acts 3:15)
1 Cor. 15:55• 55O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? (1 Cor. 15:55)
Rev. 1:18• 18I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death. (Rev. 1:18)
Rev. 20:13• 13And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. (Rev. 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• 27Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
28Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.
29Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day.
30Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;
31He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.
(Acts 2:27‑31)
Acts 13:35‑38• 35Wherefore he saith also in another psalm, Thou shalt not suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
36For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption:
37But he, whom God raised again, saw no corruption.
38Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins:
(Acts 13:35‑38)
1 Cor. 15:42,50‑54• 42So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:
50Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
51Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
52In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
53For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
54So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
(1 Cor. 15:42,50‑54)
 Christ here depends on Jehovah for His resurrection. He says, Thou wilt not leave, though He could say, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. Yet He could say, as perfect man, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit. (Practical Reflections on the Psalms: Psalms 12-15 by J.N. Darby)
 We find that there must have been death, hades, and the grave, but they are only mentioned as the occasion of the power and faithfulness of Jehovah. The psalm is man living through, with, and in view of God in this world, and so enjoying Him forever in spite of death. (Practical Reflections on the Psalms: Psalm 16 by J.N. Darby)
 Holy One is not here the same as “saints in the earth.” Saints are those set apart—consecrated to God. Thy Holy One is one walking in piety, agreeable to God. It is Christ known in this character. He is also given this name! in psalm 89:19. where read “of thy holy one.” (Practical Reflections on the Psalms: Psalm 16 by J.N. Darby)
 Remark that it is thy Holy One, One who morally belongs to God by the perfection of His character. Christians are such, only full of imperfections. They are saints, set apart to God, but they are also—and are to walk as—the “elect of God, holy and beloved:” and as such to put on the character of grace in which Christ walked. (Practical Reflections on the Psalms: Psalm 16 by J.N. Darby)
 This confidence of the pious soul in the faithfulness of Jehovah, the reasoning of faith from this nature that it could not be otherwise, and the consciousness of relationship with God as His delight, is very beautiful here. It is not, “thou wilt raise me,” but it is not possible in the thought of One in whom is the power of life, that Jehovah should leave the soul that has this life in hades, far from Him in death; and the object of His delight to sink into corruption. This moral confidence and conclusion is exceedingly beautiful. (Practical Reflections on the Psalms: Psalm 16 by J.N. Darby)

J. N. Darby Translation

For thou wilt not leave my soul to Sheoll, neither wilt thou allow thy Holy Onem to see corruption.

JND Translation Notes

See Notes to Ps. 6.5 and Matt. 11.23.
Or "gracious one," chasid. see Notes to Ps. 4.3; 30.4.