Psalm 16
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A special Davidic Psalm.a

Trust in the Face of Death

1Keep me safe, God,

for I take refuge in you.

2I told the LORD,

“You are my master,b

I have nothing good apart from you.”

3As for the saints that are in the land,

they are noble, and all my delight is in them.

4Those who hurry after another godc will have many sorrows;

I will not presentd their drink offerings of blood,

nor will my lips speake their names.

5The LORD is my inheritance and my cup;

you support my lot.

6The boundary lines have fallen in pleasant places for me;

truly, I have a beautiful heritage.

7I will bless the LORD who has counseled me;

indeed, my conscience instructsf me during the night.

8I have set the LORD before me continuously;

because he stands at my right hand, I will stand firm.g

9Therefore, my heart is glad,

my whole beingh rejoices,

and my body will dwell securely.

10For you will not leave my soul in Sheol,i

you will not allow your holy one to experience corruption.j

11You cause me to know the path of life;

in your presence is joyful abundance,

at your right hand there are pleasures forever.

a 16:T Heb. miktam
b 16:2 Heb. Adonai
c 16:4 The Heb. lacks god
d 16:4 Lit. pour out
e 16:4 Lit. lift up on my lips
f 16:7 Lit. thoughts instruct
g 16:8 Lit. not be shaken
h 16:9 Lit. glory
i 16:10 i.e. the realm of the dead
j 16:10 Lit. to see the Pit; i.e. the realm of punishment in the afterlife

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