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Psalms 16:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— [O my soul], thou hast said unto Jehovah, Thou art my Lord: I have no good beyond thee.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— [O my soul], thou hast said unto the LORD, Thou [art] my Lord: my goodness [extendeth] not to thee;
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— I said to the LORD, “You are my Lord; I have no good besides You.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— [O my soul], thou hast said to the LORD, Thou [art] my Lord: my goodness [extendeth] not to thee;
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Thou [my soul] hast said to Jehovah, Thou art the Lord: my goodness [extendeth] not to thee;—
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Thou hast said unto Yahweh, My Lord, art thou! My goodness, mounteth not unto thee.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Thou hast said to Jehovah, 'My Lord Thou [art];' My good [is] not for thine own sake;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— I have said to the Lord, thou art my God, for thou hast no need of my goods.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— O [my soule], thou hast sayd vnto the LORD, Thou [art] my Lord: my goodnes [extendeth] not to thee:
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— I said to the Lord, Thou art my Lord; for thou has no need of my goodness.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— [O my soul], thou hast said unto Yahweh, Thou [art] Yahweh: my goodness [extendeth] not to thee;

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
[O my soul], thou hast said 559
{0559} Prime
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
unto Yhw יָהוֶה, 3068
{3068} Prime
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
Thou x859
(0859) Complement
A primitive pronoun of the second person; thou and thee, or (plural) ye and you.
[art] Yhw יָהוֶה: 136
{0136} Prime
An emphatic form of H0113; the Lord (used as a proper name of God only).
my goodness 2896
{2896} Prime
From H2895; good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well).
[extendeth] not x1077
(1077) Complement
From H1086; properly a failure; by implication nothing; usually (adverbially) not at all; also lest.
to x5921
(5921) Complement
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 16:2

_ _ my soul — must be supplied; expressed in similar cases (Psalms 42:5, Psalms 42:11).

_ _ my goodness ... thee — This obscure passage is variously expounded. Either one of two expositions falls in with the context. “My goodness” or merit is not on account of Thee — that is, is not for Thy benefit. Then follows the contrast of Psalms 16:3 (but is), in respect, or for the saints, etc. — that is, it enures to them. Or, my goodness — or happiness is not besides Thee — that is, without Thee I have no other source of happiness. Then, “to the saints,” etc., means that the same privilege of deriving happiness from God only is theirs. The first is the most consonant with the Messianic character of the Psalm, though the latter is not inconsistent with it.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 16:1-7.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 16:2

To thee — Thou dost not need me or my service, nor art capable of any advantage from it.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 16:2

[O my soul], thou hast said unto the LORD, Thou [art] my Lord: my (b) goodness [extendeth] not to thee;

(b) Though we cannot enrich God, yet we must bestow God's gifts for the use of his children.

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thou hast:

Psalms 8:1 [[To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm of David.]] O LORD our Lord, how excellent [is] thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.
Psalms 27:8 [When thou saidst], Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek.
Psalms 31:14 But I trusted in thee, O LORD: I said, Thou [art] my God.
Psalms 89:26 He shall cry unto me, Thou [art] my father, my God, and the rock of my salvation.
Psalms 91:2 I will say of the LORD, [He is] my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
Isaiah 26:13 O LORD our God, [other] lords beside thee have had dominion over us: [but] by thee only will we make mention of thy name.
Isaiah 44:5 One shall say, I [am] the LORD'S; and another shall call [himself] by the name of Jacob; and another shall subscribe [with] his hand unto the LORD, and surname [himself] by the name of Israel.
Zechariah 13:9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It [is] my people: and they shall say, The LORD [is] my God.
John 20:28 And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.

my goodness:

Psalms 50:9-10 I will take no bullock out of thy house, [nor] he goats out of thy folds. ... For every beast of the forest [is] mine, [and] the cattle upon a thousand hills.
Job 22:2-3 Can a man be profitable unto God, as he that is wise may be profitable unto himself? ... [Is it] any pleasure to the Almighty, that thou art righteous? or [is it] gain [to him], that thou makest thy ways perfect?
Job 35:7-8 If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? or what receiveth he of thine hand? ... Thy wickedness [may hurt] a man as thou [art]; and thy righteousness [may profit] the son of man.
Luke 17:10 So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.
Romans 11:35 Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again?
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Jb 22:2; 35:7. Ps 8:1; 27:8; 31:14; 50:9; 89:26; 91:2. Is 26:13; 44:5. Zc 13:9. Lk 17:10. Jn 20:28. Ro 11:35.

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