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Psalms 16:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— As for the saints that are in the earth, They are the excellent in whom is all my delight.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— [But] to the saints that [are] in the earth, and [to] the excellent, in whom [is] all my delight.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— As for the saints who are in the earth, They are the majestic ones in whom is all my delight.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— [But] to the saints that [are] in the earth, and [to] the excellent, in whom [is] all my delight.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— To the saints that are on the earth, and to the excellent [thou hast said], In them is all my delight.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— It belongeth unto the holy ones, whom, in his own land, Yahweh, ennobleth, In whom is all his delight
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— For the holy ones who [are] in the land, And the honourable, all my delight [is] in them.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— To the saints, who are in his land, he hath made wonderful all my desires in them.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— [But] to the Saints, that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom [is] all my delight.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— On behalf of the saints that are in his land, he has magnified all his pleasure in them.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— [But] to the saints that [are] in the earth, and [to] the excellent, in whom [is] all my delight.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
[But] to the saints 6918
{6918} Prime
From H6942; sacred (ceremonially or morally); (as noun) God (by eminence), an angel, a saint, a sanctuary.
that y1992
[1992] Standard
Masculine plural from H1931; they (only used when emphatic).
(0834) Complement
A primitive relative pronoun (of every gender and number); who, which, what, that; also (as adverb and conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc.
[are] in the earth, 776
{0776} Prime
From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land).
and [to] the excellent, 117
{0117} Prime
From H0142; wide or (generally) large; figuratively powerful.
in whom [is] all x3605
(3605) Complement
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
my delight. 2656
{2656} Prime
From H2654; pleasure; hence (abstractly) desire; concretely a valuable thing; hence (by extension) a matter (as something in mind).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 16:3

_ _ saints — or, persons consecrated to God, set apart from others to His service.

_ _ in the earth — that is, land of Palestine, the residence of God’s chosen people — figuratively for the Church.

_ _ excellent — or, “nobles,” distinguished for moral excellence.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 16:1-7.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 16:3

But — I bear a singular respect and love to all saints, for thy sake, whose friends and servants they are, and whose image they bear. This more properly agrees to David, than to Christ, whose goodness was principally designed for, and imparted to sinners.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Galatians 6:10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all [men], especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
Titus 3:8 [This is] a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.
Hebrews 6:10 For God [is] not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.

the saints:

Psalms 30:4 Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.
Psalms 116:15 Precious in the sight of the LORD [is] the death of his saints.
2 Chronicles 6:41 Now therefore arise, O LORD God, into thy resting place, thou, and the ark of thy strength: let thy priests, O LORD God, be clothed with salvation, and let thy saints rejoice in goodness.
Acts 9:13 Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem:
Ephesians 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:

the excellent:

Proverbs 12:26 The righteous [is] more excellent than his neighbour: but the way of the wicked seduceth them.
Song of Songs 4:1-7:13 Behold, thou [art] fair, my love; behold, thou [art] fair; thou [hast] doves' eyes within thy locks: thy hair [is] as a flock of goats, that appear from mount Gilead. ... The mandrakes give a smell, and at our gates [are] all manner of pleasant [fruits], new and old, [which] I have laid up for thee, O my beloved.
Malachi 3:17 And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.

in whom:

Psalms 119:63 I [am] a companion of all [them] that fear thee, and of them that keep thy precepts.
Proverbs 8:31 Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights [were] with the sons of men.
Proverbs 13:20 He that walketh with wise [men] shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
Song of Songs 7:10 I [am] my beloved's, and his desire [is] toward me.
Isaiah 62:4 Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the LORD delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married.
Ephesians 5:25-27 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; ... That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
1 John 3:14-17 We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not [his] brother abideth in death. ... But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels [of compassion] from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?
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2Ch 6:41. Ps 30:4; 116:15; 119:63. Pv 8:31; 12:26; 13:20. So 4:1; 7:10. Is 62:4. Mal 3:17. Ac 9:13. Ga 6:10. Ep 1:1; 5:25. Tit 3:8. He 6:10. 1Jn 3:14.

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