Psalm 16

A miktam of David.

1 Protect me, God, because I take refuge in you.

References for Psalms 16:1

    • a 16:1 - Perhaps <i>inscription</i>
      2 I say to the LORD, "You are my Lord. Apart from you, I have nothing good."
      3 Now as for the "holy ones" in the land, the "magnificent ones" that I was so happy about;
      4 let their suffering increase because they hurried after a different god. I won't participate in their blood offerings; I won't let their names cross my lips.

      References for Psalms 16:4

        • b 16:4 - Heb uncertain in 16:3-4; Heb lacks <i>because </i>and <i>god </i>in 16:4.
          5 You, LORD, are my portion, my cup; you control my destiny.
          6 The property lines have fallen beautifully for me; yes, I have a lovely home.
          7 I will bless the LORD who advises me; even at night I am instructed in the depths of my mind.
          8 I always put the LORD in front of me; I will not stumble because he is on my right side.
          9 That's why my heart celebrates and my mood is joyous; yes, my whole body will rest in safety
          10 because you won't abandon my life to the grave; you won't let your faithful follower see the pit.

          References for Psalms 16:10

            • c 16:10 - Or <i>my soul</i>
            • d 16:10 - Heb <i>Sheol</i>
              11 You teach me the way of life. In your presence is total celebration. Beautiful things are always in your right hand.