Psalm 16
Psalm 16 A miktam[1] of David.
Keep me safe, O God, for in you I take refuge.
I said to the LORD, "You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing."
As for the saints who are in the land, they are the glorious ones in whom is all my delight.[2]
The sorrows of those will increase who run after other gods. I will not pour out their libations of blood or take up their names on my lips.
LORD, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure.
The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.
I will praise the LORD, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me.
I have set the LORD always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure,
because you will not abandon me to the grave,[3] nor will you let your Holy One[4] see decay.
You have made[5] known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
  1. [Title: Probably a literary or musical term
  2. [3] Or As for the pagan priests who are in the land and the nobles in whom all delight, I said:
  3. [10] Hebrew Sheol
  4. [10] Or your faithful one
  5. [11] Or You will make

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