Psalm 16

Confidence in the Lord

A Davidic Miktam.

1 Protect me, God, for I take refuge in You.
2 Ia said to the Lord, "You are my Lord; I have no good besides You."b
3 As for the holy people who are in the land, they are the noble ones in whom is all my delight.
4 The sorrows of those who take another [god] for themselves multiply;c I will not pour out their drink offerings of blood,d and I will not speak their names with my lips.
5 Lord, You are my portione and my cup [of blessing]; You hold my future.
6 The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.
7 I will praise the Lord who counsels me- even at night my conscience instructs me.
8 I keep the Lord in mindf always. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my spirit rejoices; my body also rests securely.
10 For You will not abandon me to Sheol; You will not allow Your Faithful One to see the Pit.g h
11 You reveal the path of life to me; in Your presence is abundant joy; in Your right hand are eternal pleasures.i