Psalm 16 NIV

A "miktam" of David.

1 Keep me safe,1 O God, for in you I take refuge.2

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2 I said to the LORD, "You are my Lord;3 apart from you I have no good thing."4

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3 As for the saints5 who are in the land,6 they are the glorious ones in whom is all my delight.a

References for Psalms 16:3

    • a 16:3 - Or "As for the pagan priests who are in the land / and the nobles in whom all delight, I said:"
      4 The sorrows7 of those will increase who run after other gods.8 I will not pour out their libations of blood or take up their names9 on my lips.

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      5 LORD, you have assigned me my portion10 and my cup;11 you have made my lot12 secure.

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      6 The boundary lines13 have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.14

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      7 I will praise the LORD, who counsels me;15 even at night16 my heart instructs me.

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      8 I have set the LORD always before me. Because he is at my right hand,17 I will not be shaken.18

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      9 Therefore my heart is glad19 and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure,20

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      10 because you will not abandon me to the grave,b21 nor will you let your Holy Onec22 see decay.23

      References for Psalms 16:10

        • b 16:10 - Hebrew "Sheol"
        • c 16:10 - Or "your faithful one"
          11 You have maded known to me the path of life;24 you will fill me with joy in your presence,25 with eternal pleasures26 at your right hand.27

          References for Psalms 16:11