Psalm 16 ESV

You Will Not Abandon My Soul

A Miktam of David.

1 Preserve me, O God, for in you I 1take refuge.

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2 I say to the LORD, "You are my Lord; 2I have no good apart from you."

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3 As for 3the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight.a

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    • v 16:3 - Or To the saints in the land, the excellent in whom is all my delight, I say:
      4 The sorrows of those who run afterb another god shall multiply; their drink offerings of blood I will not pour out or 4take their names on my lips.

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      5 The LORD is 5my chosen portion and my 6cup; you hold my 7lot.

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      6 8The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.

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      7 I bless the LORD who 9gives me counsel; in 10the night also my 11heart instructs me.c

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        • x 16:7 - Hebrew my kidneys instruct me
          8 12I have 13set the LORD always before me; because he is at my 14right hand, I shall not be 15shaken.

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          9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my 16whole beingd rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure.

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            • y 16:9 - Hebrew my glory
              10 For you will not abandon my soul to 17Sheol, 18or let your 19holy one see 20corruption.e

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                • z 16:10 - Or see the pit
                  11 You make known to me 21the path of life; in your presence there is 22fullness of joy; at your right hand are 23pleasures forevermore.

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