Psalm 16 CSB

Confidence in the Lord

A Davidic Miktam.

1 Protect me, God, for I take refuge in You.

References for Psalms 16:1

      2 Ia said to the Lord, "You are my Lord; I have no good besides You."b

      References for Psalms 16:2

        • a 16:2 - Some Hb mss, LXX, Syr, Jer; other Hb mss read You
        • b 16:2 - Or "Lord, my good; there is none besides You."
          3 As for the holy people who are in the land, they are the noble ones in whom is all my delight.
          4 The sorrows of those who take another [god] for themselves multiply;c I will not pour out their drink offerings of blood,d and I will not speak their names with my lips.

          References for Psalms 16:4

            • c 16:4 - Jr 2:11
            • d 16:4 - Ps 106:37-38
              5 Lord, You are my portione and my cup [of blessing]; You hold my future.

              References for Psalms 16:5

                • e 16:5 - Or allotted portion
                  6 The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.
                  7 I will praise the Lord who counsels me- even at night my conscience instructs me.
                  8 I keep the Lord in mindf always. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

                  References for Psalms 16:8

                    • f 16:8 - Lit front of me
                      9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my spirit rejoices; my body also rests securely.
                      10 For You will not abandon me to Sheol; You will not allow Your Faithful One to see the Pit.g h

                      References for Psalms 16:10

                        • g 16:10 - LXX reads see decay
                        • h 16:10 - Ac 2:27; 13:35
                          11 You reveal the path of life to me; in Your presence is abundant joy; in Your right hand are eternal pleasures.i

                          References for Psalms 16:11