1aProtect me, God, because I take refuge in you.
I say to the LORD, "You are my Lord. Apart from you, I have nothing good."
Now as for the "holy ones" in the land, the "magnificent ones" that I was so happy about;
let their suffering increase because they hurried after a different god.b I won't participate in their blood offerings; I won't let their names cross my lips.
You, LORD, are my portion, my cup; you control my destiny.
The property lines have fallen beautifully for me; yes, I have a lovely home.
I will bless the LORD who advises me; even at night I am instructed in the depths of my mind.
I always put the LORD in front of me; I will not stumble because he is on my right side.
That's why my heart celebrates and my mood is joyous; yes, my whole body will rest in safety
because you won't abandon my lifec to the grave;d you won't let your faithful follower see the pit.
You teach me the way of life. In your presence is total celebration. Beautiful things are always in your right hand.