Psalm 16 A Poem of David; [probably] intended to record memorable thoughts. 16 1KEEP and protect me, O God, for in You I have found refuge, and in You do I put my trust and hide myself. 2I say to the Lord, You are my Lord; I have no good beside or beyond You. 3As for the godly (the saints) who are in the land, they are the excellent, the noble, and the glorious, in whom is all my delight. 4Their sorrows shall be multiplied who choose another god; their drink offerings of blood will I not offer or take their names upon my lips. 5The Lord is my chosen and assigned portion, my cup; You hold and maintain my lot. 6The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; yes, I have a good heritage. 7I will bless the Lord, Who has given me counsel; yes, my heart instructs me in the night seasons. 8I have set the Lord continually before me; because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. 9Therefore my heart is glad and my glory [my inner self] rejoices; my body too shall rest and confidently dwell in safety, 10For You will not abandon me to Sheol (the place of the dead), neither will You suffer Your holy one [Holy One] to see corruption. 11You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy, at Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.
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