Psalm 16:1-6 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.