Psalm 16 New International Version

A Goodly Heritage

16 1  [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. 7  I will praise the Lord, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me.

8  I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him 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 realm of the dead, nor will you let your faithful[2] one see decay. 11  You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.


[1] 16:1 Title: Probably a literary or musical term

[2] 16:10 Or "holy"

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