Psalm 16

The LORD the Psalmist's Portion in Life and Deliverer in Death.

A Mikhtam of David.

1 1Preserve me, O God, for 2I take refuge in You.
2 I said to the LORD, "You are my Lord; I 3have no good besides You."
3 As for the 4saints who are in the earth, They are the majestic ones 5in whom is all my delight.
4 The 6sorrows of those who have bartered for another god will be multiplied; I shall not pour out their drink offerings of 7blood, Nor will I 8take their names upon my lips.
5 The LORD is the 9portion of my inheritance and my 10cup; You support my 11lot.
6 The 12lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; Indeed, my heritage is 13beautiful to me.
7 I will bless the LORD who has 14counseled me; Indeed, my 15mind instructs me in the night.
8 16I have 17set the LORD continually before me; Because He is 18at my right hand, 19I will not be shaken.
10 For You 23will not abandon my soul to Sheol; Nor will You 24allow Your Holy One to undergo decay.
11 You will make known to me 25the path of life; In 26Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are 27pleasures forever.
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