Psalm 16

                                                  A miktam 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


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 


my body also will rest secure,

10 because you will not abandon me to the


nor will you let your Holy One see decay.

11 You have made known to me the path of life;

you will fill me with joy in your presence,

with eternal pleasures at your right hand.



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