Psalm 16 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A Miktam of David. Preserve me, O God, for in thee I take refuge. 1 Keep me safe, O God, for in you I take refuge.
2 I say to the LORD, "Thou art my Lord; I have no good apart from thee." 2 I said to the LORD, "You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing."
3 As for the saints in the land, they are the noble, in whom is all my delight. 3 As for the saints who are in the land, they are the glorious ones in whom is all my delight.
4 Those who choose another god multiply their sorrows; their libations of blood I will not pour out or take their names upon my lips. 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 The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup; thou holdest my lot. 5 LORD, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure.
6 The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage. 6 The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.
7 I bless the LORD who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me. 7 I will praise the LORD, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me.
8 I keep the LORD always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. 8 I have set the LORD always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices; my body also dwells secure. 9 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure,
10 For thou dost not give me up to Sheol, or let thy godly one see the Pit. 10 because you will not abandon me to the grave, nor will you let your Holy One see decay.
11 Thou dost show me the path of life; in thy presence there is fulness of joy, in thy right hand are pleasures for evermore. 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.