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Psalm 16:11

ESV You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
NIV You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
NASB You will make known to me the way of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.
CSB You reveal the path of life to me; in your presence is abundant joy; at your right hand are eternal pleasures.
NLT You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever.
KJV Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

What does Psalm 16:11 mean?

Closing his psalm, David thanks the Lord for showing him the way of life that leads to heaven. There is nothing drab or boring about heaven. It is a place of fullness of joy and unending delights. The greatest joy comes from being in Jesus' presence. First Thessalonians 4:17 promises that believers will be with the Lord forever. We will see Him face to face, and we will be like Him (1 John 3:2). Every believer will have a body like His glorified body (Philippians 3:20–21). In heaven we will be free forever from sin, sickness, sadness, and dying. We will enjoy a reunion with our Christian loved ones and friends. We will not be burdened by our present experiences of restricted time and space.

Heaven is an attractive place. Revelation 21—22 describes it as far beyond the glories of any place on earth. It has gates of pearl and streets of gold. Paul, who was caught up to heaven, calls it "paradise" (2 Corinthians 12:2–3). Even when death seems likely (Psalm 16:8–10), those who have put their faith in Christ can look forward with hope and joy.
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