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Psalm 16

Psa. 16:8 KJV (With Strong’s)

I havep set
shavah (Hebrew #7737)
properly, to level, i.e. equalize; figuratively, to resemble; by implication, to adjust (i.e. counterbalance, be suitable, compose, place, yield, etc.)
KJV usage: avail, behave, bring forth, compare, countervail, (be, make) equal, lay, be (make, a- )like, make plain, profit, reckon.
Pronounce: shaw-vaw'
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
tamiyd (Hebrew #8548)
properly, continuance (as indefinite extension); but used only (attributively as adjective) constant (or adverbially, constantly); ellipt. the regular (daily) sacrifice
KJV usage: alway(-s), continual (employment, -ly), daily, ((n-))ever(-more), perpetual.
Pronounce: taw-meed'
Origin: from an unused root meaning to stretch
before me: because heq is at my right hand
yamiyn (Hebrew #3225)
the right hand or side (leg, eye) of a person or other object (as the stronger and more dexterous); locally, the south
KJV usage: + left-handed, right (hand, side), south.
Pronounce: yaw-meen'
Origin: from 3231
, I shall not be moved
mowt (Hebrew #4131)
to waver; by implication , to slip, shake, fall
KJV usage: be carried, cast, be out of course, be fallen in decay, X exceedingly, fall(-ing down), be (re-)moved, be ready, shake, slide, slip.
Pronounce: mote
Origin: a primitive root

Cross References


Ministry on This Verse

I have.
he is.
I shall.
 Divine life. It looks entirely to the Lord. “I have set (says Christ, walking as man on earth) Jehovah always before me.” He kept Him always in view. How have our hearts to own that this is not always so! how withdrawn from all evil—how powerful morally in the midst of this work should we be, were it always so? There is nothing is this world like the dignity of a man always walking with God. (Practical Reflections on the Psalms: Psalm 16 by J.N. Darby)
 What absence of self, what renouncement of all will, what singleness of eye, and hence bright and earnest activity of purpose when the Lord is the only object and end! (Practical Reflections on the Psalms: Psalm 16 by J.N. Darby)
 {I shall not be moved} Come what would, Christ waited patiently for Jehovah, looked for no other deliverance. Nor have we to seek any other, and this makes the way perfect. We turn not aside to make the path easier. (Practical Reflections on the Psalms: Psalm 16 by J.N. Darby)
 Guided by the counsel of Jehovah, and with Jehovah always before Him, He ever found in God His support. (Psalms 16 by H. Smith)

J. N. Darby Translation

I have set Jehovah continually before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.