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Psalm 16

Psa. 16:7 KJV (With Strong’s)

I will bless
barak (Hebrew #1288)
to kneel; by implication to bless God (as an act of adoration), and (vice-versa) man (as a benefit); also (by euphemism) to curse (God or the king, as treason)
KJV usage: X abundantly, X altogether, X at all, blaspheme, bless, congratulate, curse, X greatly, X indeed, kneel (down), praise, salute, X still, thank.
Pronounce: baw-rak'
Origin: a primitive root
the Lord
Yhovah (Hebrew #3068)
(the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God
KJV usage: Jehovah, the Lord. Compare 3050, 3069.
Pronounce: yeh-ho-vaw'
Origin: from 1961
, who hath given me counsel
ya`ats (Hebrew #3289)
to advise; reflexively, to deliberate or resolve
KJV usage: advertise, take advise, advise (well), consult, (give, take) counsel(-lor), determine, devise, guide, purpose.
Pronounce: yaw-ats'
Origin: a primitive root
: my reins
kilyah (Hebrew #3629)
a kidney (as an essential organ); figuratively, the mind (as the interior self)
KJV usage: kidneys, reins.
Pronounce: kil-yaw'
Origin: feminine of 3627 (only in the plural)
also instruct
yacar (Hebrew #3256)
to chastise, literally (with blows) or figuratively (with words); hence, to instruct
KJV usage: bind, chasten, chastise, correct, instruct, punish, reform, reprove, sore, teach.
Pronounce: yaw-sar'
Origin: a primitive root
me in the night seasons
layil (Hebrew #3915)
also laylah {lah'- yel-aw}; from the same as 3883; properly, a twist (away of the light), i.e. night; figuratively, adversity
KJV usage: ((mid-))night (season).
Pronounce: lah'-yil
Origin: or (Isa. 21:11) leyl {lale}

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who hath.
my reins.
in the.
 “I will bless Jehovah who giveth me counsel.” We need in divine life the positive instruction of wisdom—counsel; wisdom, a divine clue and direction in the confusion of evil in this world—to be wise concerning that which is good. Not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time; not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. Jehovah gives counsel. So if any man lacks wisdom let him ask of God. (Practical Reflections on the Psalms: Psalm 16 by J.N. Darby)
 So Moses asks not, “Show me a way across the desert,” but “Show me thy way that I may know thee, and that I may find grace in thy sight.” What Moses sought Jehovah gives—the counsel and guidance of His love. (Practical Reflections on the Psalms: Psalm 16 by J.N. Darby)
 “Thou shalt guide me by thy counsel,” says even the remnant of Israel; and, Psalm 32., “I will guide thee by mine eye.” I repeat, He is interested in the guidance of the man of God, and the soul blesses Him. In this path Christ trod. The written word is the great means of this; still there is the direct action of God in us by His Spirit. (Practical Reflections on the Psalms: Psalm 16 by J.N. Darby)
 There is also divine intelligence. “My reins instruct me in the night season.” The divine life is intelligent life. I do not separate this from divine grace in us, but it is different from counsel given. We can be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding. Col. 1:9, kO. “Why even of yourselves (says the Lord to the Pharisees) judge ye not that which is right?” Thus, when removed from external influences, the secret workings and thoughts of the heart show what is suited to the path and way of God in the world. A man is spiritually minded and discerns all things. It is the working of life within (in us through grace) on divine things, and in the perception of the divine path, what is well pleasing....It may seem folly, but if found in humbly waiting on God will in the end prove His wisdom. It can always be discerned from an exalted imagination. (Practical Reflections on the Psalms: Psalm 16 by J.N. Darby)
 Christ, in the path that leads to the inheritance, could bless Jehovah for His counsel. Instructed by the counsel of Jehovah, His own inmost thoughts gave Him light and instruction. (Psalms 16 by H. Smith)

J. N. Darby Translation

I will bless Jehovah, who giveth me counsel; even in the nights my reins instruct me.