Psalm 16
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1A prayer of David. Protect me, O God, for I have taken shelter in you. 1Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge.
2I say to the LORD, "You are the Lord, my only source of well-being." 2I say to the LORD, “You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.”
3As for God's chosen people who are in the land, and the leading officials I admired so much--3As for the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight.
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 run after another god shall multiply; their drink offerings of blood I will not pour out or take their names on my lips.
5LORD, you give me stability and prosperity; you make my future secure. 5The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot.
6It is as if I have been given fertile fields or received a beautiful tract of land. 6The 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 bless the LORD who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me.
8I constantly trust in the LORD; because he is at my right hand, I will not be upended. 8I have set the LORD always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall 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 flesh also dwells secure.
10You will not abandon me to Sheol; you will not allow your faithful follower to see the Pit. 10For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption.
11You lead me in the path of life; I experience absolute joy in your presence; you always give me sheer delight. 11You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
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