A miktam of David.

Confidence in Yahweh

1 Protect me, O God, for I take refuge in you.
References for Psalms 16:1
    • a 16:1 - Meaning uncertain
    • b 16:1 - The Hebrew Bible counts the superscription as the first verse of the psalm
      2 [Oh my soul] you have said to Yahweh, "You [are] my Lord. I have no good apart from you."
      References for Psalms 16:2
        • c 16:2 - Reading a feminine singular verb; some Hebrew manuscripts and translations read "I said"
          3 With regard to [the] saints who [are] in the land, they [are the] noble ones in [whom is] all my desire.
          4 Those [who] hurry [after] another [god] increase their sorrows. I will not pour out their drink offerings of blood, nor take up their names on my lips.
          References for Psalms 16:4
            • d 16:4 - Or "they who acquire"
              5 Yahweh [is] the portion [which is] my share and my cup. You hold my lot.
              6 [The] measuring lines have fallen for me in pleasant places. Yes, [my] inheritance is delightful for me.
              7 I will bless Yahweh who advises me; yes, [at] night my {innermost being} instructs me.
              References for Psalms 16:7
                • e 16:7 - Literally "kidneys"
                  8 I have set Yahweh before me always. Because [he is] at my right hand I will not be shaken.
                  9 Therefore my heart is glad and my glory rejoices. Yes, my body will dwell in safety,
                  10 for you will not abandon my soul to Sheol; you will not give your faithful one to see [the] grave.
                  11 You will make known to me [the] path of life. In your presence [is] fullness of joy. At your right hand [are] pleasures forever.