Psalms 16:1-2

A miktam of David.

1 [a]Keep me safe, my God, for in you I take refuge.
2 I say to the LORD, “You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing.”

Psalms 16:1 in Other Translations

KJV
1 Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.
ESV
1 Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge.
NLT
1 Keep me safe, O God, for I have come to you for refuge.
MSG
1 Keep me safe, O God, I've run for dear life to you.
CSB
1 Protect me, God, for I take refuge in You.

Psalms 16:1-2 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 16:1-2 In-Context

1 Keep me safe, my God, for in you I take refuge.
2 I say to the LORD, “You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing.”
3 I say of the holy people who are in the land, “They are the noble ones in whom is all my delight.”
4 Those who run after other gods will suffer more and more. I will not pour out libations of blood to such gods or take up their names on my lips.
5 LORD, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure.
6 The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.

Cross References 4

  • 1. S Psalms 12:7; Psalms 17:8
  • 2. Psalms 2:12; Psalms 7:1
  • 3. Psalms 31:14; Psalms 118:28; Psalms 140:6
  • 4. Psalms 73:25

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Title: Probably a literary or musical term
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