Psalm 16
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1A prayer of David. Protect me, O God, for I have taken shelter in you. 1A miktam of David. Keep me safe, my 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; apart from you I have no good thing."
3As for God's chosen people who are in the land, and the leading officials I admired so much--3I say of the holy people who are in the land, "They are the noble 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. 4Those 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.
5LORD, you give me stability and prosperity; you make my future secure. 5LORD, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure.
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; surely I have a delightful inheritance.
7I will praise the LORD who guides me; yes, during the night I reflect and learn. 7I will praise the LORD, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me.
8I constantly trust in the LORD; because he is at my right hand, I will not be upended. 8I keep my eyes always on the LORD. With him 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 tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure,
10You will not abandon me to Sheol; you will not allow your faithful follower to see the Pit. 10because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead, nor will you let your faithful one see decay.
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; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
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