Psalm 16:10

Hebrew Bible

8 I set the Lord before me continually16; because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. 9 So my heart rejoices and I am happy; my life is safe. 10 You will not abandon me to Sheol; you will not allow your faithful follower to see the Pit. 11 You lead me in the path of life. I experience absolute joy in your presence; you always give me sheer delight.

Acts 2:27

New Testament

25 For David says about him,‘I saw the Lord always in front of me, for he is at my right hand so that I will not be shaken. 26 Therefore my heart was glad and my tongue rejoiced;my body also will live in hope, 27 because you will not leave my soul in Hades, nor permit your Holy One to experience decay. 28 You have made known to me the paths of life;you will make me full of joy with your presence.’ 29 “Brothers, I can speak confidently to you about our forefather David, that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day.

 Notes and References

"... How does one identify allusions, understood as deliberate prompts to readers? The question has been much discussed of late, largely in response to Richard Hays’s work on scripture in Paul.15 Parallels can be the upshot of unconscious borrowing or coincidence or the common use of stock phrases, and a writer can use biblical language for its own sake, without any desire to recall a particular subtext. Moreover, diligent searching can always unearth parallels between two texts. Justin Martyr discovered resemblances between the Pentateuch and Plato and took them to establish the dependence of the latter upon the former; and almost every verse in the New Testament has been thought by someone to depend upon this or that Old Testament text. Theological libraries are full of unsubstantiated intertextual theories, and proposals are often hard to evaluate ... does the affirmation that God raised Jesus on the third day ‘according to the scriptures’ (1 Corinthians 15:4) refer to Hosea 6:2 (‘on the third day he will raise us up’), to the promises to David (compare 2 Samuel 7:12 ‘I will raise up your seed after you’), to Psalm 16:10 (which is quoted in Acts 2:27 ‘You do not give me up to Sheol, or let your faithful one see the Pit’), to Deuteronomy 18:15, 18 (God will ‘raise up a prophet’ like Moses) or instead to some broader scriptural principle (such as God’s vindication of suffering saints and prophets)? ..."

Allison, Dale "The Old Testament in the New Testament" in Paget, James Carleton (ed.) The New Cambridge History of the Bible (pp. 479-502) Cambridge University Press, 2013

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