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Psalm 16 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

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1 Keep me safe, O God, I've run for dear life to you. 1 Keep me safe, O God, for in you I take refuge.
2 I say to God, "Be my Lord!" Without you, nothing makes sense. 2 I said to the LORD, "You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing."
3 And these God-chosen lives all around - what splendid friends they make! 3 As for the saints who are in the land, they are the glorious ones in whom is all my delight.
4 Don't just go shopping for a god. Gods are not for sale. I swear I'll never treat god-names like brand-names. 4 The sorrows of those will increase who run after other gods. I will not pour out their libations of blood or take up their names on my lips.
5 My choice is you, God, first and only. And now I find I'm your choice! 5 LORD, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure.
6 You set me up with a house and yard. And then you made me your heir! 6 The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.
7 The wise counsel God gives when I'm awake is confirmed by my sleeping heart. 7 I will praise the LORD, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me.
8 Day and night I'll stick with God; I've got a good thing going and I'm not letting go. 8 I have set the LORD always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
9 I'm happy from the inside out, and from the outside in, I'm firmly formed. 9 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure,
10 You canceled my ticket to hell - that's not my destination! 10 because you will not abandon me to the grave, nor will you let your Holy One see decay.
11 Now you've got my feet on the life path, all radiant from the shining of your face. Ever since you took my hand, I'm on the right way. 11 You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.