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16:1 «Michtam of David.» Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my a trust.
(a) He shows that we cannot call on God unless we trust in him.
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.
16:4 Their c sorrows shall be multiplied [that] hasten [after] another [god]: d their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips.
(c) As grief of conscience and miserable destruction.
16:6 The e lines are fallen unto me in pleasant [places]; yea, I have a goodly heritage.
(d) He would neither by outward profession nor in heart, nor in mouth consent to their idolatries.
(e) With which my portion is measured.
16:8 I have set the LORD always before me: because [he is] at my right hand, I g shall not be moved.
(g) The faithful are sure to persevere to the end.
16:9 Therefore h my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.
(h) That is, I rejoice both in body and in soul.
16:10 For thou i wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
(i) This is chiefly meant by Christ, by whose resurrection all his members have immortality.
16:11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy k presence [is] fulness of joy; at thy right hand [there are] pleasures for evermore.
(k) Where God favours there is perfect happiness.
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