Psalm 16
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1A prayer of David. Protect me, O God, for I have taken shelter in you. 1Protect me, God, for I take refuge in you.
2I say to the LORD, "You are the Lord, my only source of well-being." 2I said to the LORD, "You are my Lord; I have nothing good besides you."
3As for God's chosen people who are in the land, and the leading officials I admired so much--3As for the holy people who are in the land, they are the noble ones. All my delight is in them.
4their troubles multiply, they desire other gods. I will not pour out drink offerings of blood to their gods, nor will I make vows in the name of their gods. 4The sorrows of those who take another god for themselves will multiply; I will not pour out their drink offerings of blood, and I will not speak their names with my lips.
5LORD, you give me stability and prosperity; you make my future secure. 5LORD, you are my portion and my cup of blessing; you hold my future.
6It is as if I have been given fertile fields or received a beautiful tract of land. 6The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.
7I will praise the LORD who guides me; yes, during the night I reflect and learn. 7I will bless the LORD who counsels me--even at night when my thoughts trouble me.
8I constantly trust in the LORD; because he is at my right hand, I will not be upended. 8I always let the LORD guide me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
9So my heart rejoices and I am happy; My life is safe. 9Therefore my heart is glad and my whole being rejoices; my body also rests securely.
10You will not abandon me to Sheol; you will not allow your faithful follower to see the Pit. 10For you will not abandon me to Sheol; you will not allow your faithful one to see decay.
11You lead me in the path of life; I experience absolute joy in your presence; you always give me sheer delight. 11You reveal the path of life to me; in your presence is abundant joy; at your right hand are eternal pleasures.
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