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Psalms 16:7 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— I will bless Jehovah, who hath given me counsel; Yea, my heart instructeth me in the night seasons.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— I will bless the LORD who has counseled me; Indeed, my mind instructs me in the night.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night season.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— I will bless Jehovah, who giveth me counsel; even in the nights my reins instruct me.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— I will bless Yahweh, who hath counselled me,—Surely, by night, shall mine impulses admonish me.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— I bless Jehovah who hath counselled me; Also [in] the nights my reins instruct me.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— I will bless the Lord, who hath given me understanding: moreover, my reins also have corrected me even till night.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— I will blesse the LORD, who hath giuen me counsell: my reines also instruct me in the night seasons.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— I will bless the Lord who has instructed me; my reins too have chastened me even till night.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— I will bless Yahweh, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
I will bless 1288
{1288} Prime
בּרךְ
barak
{baw-rak'}
A primitive root; 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).
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
Yhw יָהוֶה, 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
who x834
(0834) Complement
אֲשֶׁר
'asher
{ash-er'}
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.
hath given me counsel: 3289
{3289} Prime
יָעַץ
ya`ats
{yaw-ats'}
A primitive root; to advise; reflexively to deliberate or resolve.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
my reins 3629
{3629} Prime
כִּלְיָה
kilyah
{kil-yaw'}
Feminine of H3627 (only in the plural); a kidney (as an essential organ); figuratively the mind (as the interior self).
also x637
(0637) Complement
אַף
'aph
{af}
A primitive particle; meaning accession (used as an adverb or conjugation); also or yea; adversatively though.
instruct 3256
{3256} Prime
יָסַר
yacar
{yaw-sar'}
A primitive root; to chastise, literally (with blows) or figuratively (with words); hence to instruct.
z8765
<8765> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2121
me in the night seasons. 3915
{3915} Prime
לַיִל
layil
{lah'-yil}
From the same as H3883; properly a twist (away of the light), that is, night; figuratively adversity.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 16:5-7.


Psalms 16:7

_ _ given me counsel — cared for me.

_ _ my reins — the supposed seat of emotion and thought (Psalms 7:9; Psalms 26:2).

_ _ instruct me — or, excite to acts of praise (Isaiah 53:11, Isaiah 53:12; Hebrews 12:2).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 16:1-7.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 16:7

The Lord — Hath inspired that wisdom into me, by which I have chosen the Lord for my portion, and am so fully satisfied with him. Reins — My inward thoughts and affections, being inspired and moved by the holy spirit. Instruct — Direct me how to please God, and put my whole trust in him. Night — Even when others are asleep, my mind is working upon God, and improving the silence and solitude of holy meditations.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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who hath:

Psalms 73:24 Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me [to] glory.
Psalms 119:7 I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.
Proverbs 8:14 Counsel [is] mine, and sound wisdom: I [am] understanding; I have strength.
Isaiah 11:2-4 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; ... But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.
Isaiah 48:17 Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I [am] the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way [that] thou shouldest go.
Isaiah 50:4 The Lord GOD hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to [him that is] weary: he wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth mine ear to hear as the learned.

my reins:

Psalms 73:21 Thus my heart was grieved, and I was pricked in my reins.
Jeremiah 12:2 Thou hast planted them, yea, they have taken root: they grow, yea, they bring forth fruit: thou [art] near in their mouth, and far from their reins.
Jeremiah 17:10 I the LORD search the heart, [I] try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, [and] according to the fruit of his doings.
Revelation 2:23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.

in the:

Psalms 17:3 Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited [me] in the night; thou hast tried me, [and] shalt find nothing; I am purposed [that] my mouth shall not transgress.
Psalms 22:2 O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent.
Psalms 42:8 [Yet] the LORD will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song [shall be] with me, [and] my prayer unto the God of my life.
Psalms 63:6 When I remember thee upon my bed, [and] meditate on thee in the [night] watches.
Psalms 77:2 In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted.
Psalms 77:6 I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search.
Psalms 119:55 I have remembered thy name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept thy law.
Psalms 119:148 Mine eyes prevent the [night] watches, that I might meditate in thy word.
Isaiah 26:9 With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments [are] in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.
Luke 6:12 And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.
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Ps 17:3; 22:2; 42:8; 63:6; 73:21, 24; 77:2, 6; 119:7, 55, 148. Pv 8:14. Is 11:2; 26:9; 48:17; 50:4. Jr 12:2; 17:10. Lk 6:12. Rv 2:23.

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