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Psalms 16:5

New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995) [2]
— The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and my cup; You support my lot.
King James Version (KJV 1769) [2]
— The LORD [is] the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.
English Revised Version (ERV 1885)
— The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.
American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Jehovah is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: Thou maintainest my lot.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The LORD [is] the portion of my inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Jehovah is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Yahweh, is mine allotted portion and my cup, Thou, art maintaining my lot.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Jehovah [is] the portion of my share, and of my cup, Thou—Thou dost uphold my lot.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The Lord is the portion of my inheritance and of my cup: it is thou that wilt restore my inheritance to me.
Geneva Bible (GNV 1560)
— The Lorde is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou shalt mainteine my lot.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The LORD [is] the portion of mine inheritance, and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.
Lamsa Bible (1957)
— The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and of my cup; thou shalt restore my inheritance.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou art he that restores my inheritance to me.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Yahweh [is] the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Yähwè יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
[is] the portion y4490
[4490] Standard
From H4487; properly something weighed out, that is, (generally) a division; specifically (of food) a ration; also a lot.
(4521) Complement
From H4487; an allotment (by courtesy, law or providence).
of mine inheritance 2506
{2506} Prime
From H2505; properly smoothness (of the tongue); also an allotment.
and of my cup: 3563
{3563} Prime
From an unused root meaning to hold together; a cup (as a container), often figuratively a lot (as if a potion); also some unclean bird, probably an owl (perhaps from the cup like cavity of its eye).
thou x859
(0859) Complement
A primitive pronoun of the second person; thou and thee, or (plural) ye and you.
maintainest 8551
{8551} Prime
A primitive root; to sustain; by implication to obtain, keep fast; figuratively to help, follow close.
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
my lot. 1486
{1486} Prime
From an unused root meaning to be rough (as stone); properly a pebble, that is, a lot (small stones being used for that purpose); figuratively a portion or destiny (as if determined by lot).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 16:5-7

_ _ God is the chief good, and supplies all need (Deuteronomy 10:9).

_ _ portion of mine inheritance and of my cup — may contain an allusion to the daily supply of food, and also to the inheritance of Levi (Deuteronomy 18:1, Deuteronomy 18:2).

_ _ maintainest — or, drawest out my lot — enlargest it. Psalms 16:7 carries out this idea more fully.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 16:1-7.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 16:5

The Lord — I rejoice in God as my portion, and desire no better, no other felicity. Cup — The portion which is put into my cup, as the ancient manner was in feasts, where each had his portion of meat, and of wine allotted to him. Lot — My inheritance divided to me by lot, as the custom then was.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Psalms 73:26 My flesh and my heart faileth: [but] God [is] the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.
Psalms 119:57 CHETH. [Thou art] my portion, O LORD: I have said that I would keep thy words.
Psalms 142:5 I cried unto thee, O LORD: I said, Thou [art] my refuge [and] my portion in the land of the living.
Deuteronomy 32:9 For the LORD'S portion [is] his people; Jacob [is] the lot of his inheritance.
Jeremiah 10:16 The portion of Jacob [is] not like them: for he [is] the former of all [things]; and Israel [is] the rod of his inheritance: The LORD of hosts [is] his name.
Lamentations 3:24 The LORD [is] my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.

mine inheritance:
Heb. my part

of my:

Psalms 11:6 Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: [this shall be] the portion of their cup.
Psalms 23:5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Psalms 116:13 I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the LORD.
Ephesians 5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;


Psalms 2:6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.
Psalms 9:4 For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in the throne judging right.
Psalms 21:7-12 For the king trusteth in the LORD, and through the mercy of the most High he shall not be moved. ... Therefore shalt thou make them turn their back, [when] thou shalt make ready [thine arrows] upon thy strings against the face of them.
Psalms 61:6-7 Thou wilt prolong the king's life: [and] his years as many generations. ... He shall abide before God for ever: O prepare mercy and truth, [which] may preserve him.
Psalms 89:4 Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations. Selah.
Psalms 89:20-37 I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him: ... It shall be established for ever as the moon, and [as] a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.
Psalms 110:1-2 [[A Psalm of David.]] The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool. ... The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.
Psalms 132:11 The LORD hath sworn [in] truth unto David; he will not turn from it; Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne.
Psalms 132:17-18 There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed. ... His enemies will I clothe with shame: but upon himself shall his crown flourish.
Isaiah 42:1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, [in whom] my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.
Isaiah 53:12 Therefore will I divide him [a portion] with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.
Acts 2:32 This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.
Acts 5:31 Him hath God exalted with his right hand [to be] a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.
1 Corinthians 15:25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.
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Dt 32:9. Ps 2:6; 9:4; 11:6; 21:7; 23:5; 61:6; 73:26; 89:4, 20; 110:1; 116:13; 119:57; 132:11, 17; 142:5. Is 42:1; 53:12. Jr 10:16. Lm 3:24. Ac 2:32; 5:31. 1Co 15:25. Ep 5:18.

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