16:2 I say to the Lord, “You are the Lord,
my only source of well-being.” 1
you make my future secure. 3
16:6 It is as if I have been given fertile fields
or received a beautiful tract of land. 4
2 tn Heb “O
3 tc Heb “you take hold of my lot.” The form תּוֹמִיךְ (tomikh) should be emended to a participle, תוֹמֵךְ (tomekh). The psalmist pictures the
4 tn Heb “measuring lines have fallen for me in pleasant [places]; yes, property [or “an inheritance”] is beautiful for me.” On the dative use of עַל, see BDB 758 s.v. II.8. Extending the metaphor used in v. 5, the psalmist compares the divine blessings he has received to a rich, beautiful tract of land that one might receive by allotment or inheritance.