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Psalm 16


A miktam[a] of David.



1                    Keep me safe, O God, for in you I take refuge.


2                    I said to the LORD, “You are my LORD; apart from you I have no good thing.”


3                    As for the saints who are in the land, they are the glorious ones in whom is all my delight. [b]


4                    The sorrows of those will increase who run after other gods.  I will not pour out their libations of blood or take up their names on my lips.


5                    LORD, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure.


6                    The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.


7                    I will praise the LORD, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me.


8                    I have set the LORD always before me.  Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.


9                    Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure,


10               because you will not abandon me to the grave, [c] nor will you let your Holy One [d] see decay.


11               You have made [e] known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

[a]Title: Probably a literary or musical term

[b]3 Or As for the pagan priests who are in the land / and the nobles in whom all delight, I said:

[c]10 Hebrew Sheol

[d]10 Or your faithful one

[e]11 Or You will make