Psalm 16

A miktam of David.

1 Protect me, God, because I take refuge in you.
2 I say to the LORD, "You are my Lord. Apart from you, I have nothing good."
3 Now as for the "holy ones" in the land, the "magnificent ones" that I was so happy about;
4 let their suffering increase because they hurried after a different god. I won't participate in their blood offerings; I won't let their names cross my lips.
5 You, LORD, are my portion, my cup; you control my destiny.
6 The property lines have fallen beautifully for me; yes, I have a lovely home.
7 I will bless the LORD who advises me; even at night I am instructed in the depths of my mind.
8 I always put the LORD in front of me; I will not stumble because he is on my right side.
9 That's why my heart celebrates and my mood is joyous; yes, my whole body will rest in safety
10 because you won't abandon my life to the grave; you won't let your faithful follower see the pit.
11 You teach me the way of life. In your presence is total celebration. Beautiful things are always in your right hand.