PSALM 16 The Lord the Psalmist’s Portion in Life and Deliverer in Death. A Mikhtam of David. 16 1Preserve me, O God, for I take refuge in You. 2[W]I said to the Lord, “You are [X]my Lord; I have no good besides You.” 3As for the [Y]saints who are in the earth, [Z]They are the majestic ones in whom is all my delight. 4The [A]sorrows of those who have [B]bartered for another god will be multiplied; I shall not pour out their drink offerings of blood, Nor will I take their names upon my lips. 5The Lord is the portion of my inheritance and my cup; You support my lot. 6The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; Indeed, my heritage is beautiful to me. 7I will bless the Lord who has counseled me; Indeed, my [C]mind instructs me in the night. 8I have set the Lord continually before me; Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. 9Therefore my heart is glad and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will dwell securely. 10For You will not abandon my soul to [D]Sheol; Nor will You [E]allow Your [F]Holy One to [G]undergo decay. 11You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.
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