Psalm 16
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1A prayer of David. Protect me, O God, for I have taken shelter in you. 1Keep me safe, O God, for I have come to you for refuge.
2I say to the LORD, "You are the Lord, my only source of well-being." 2I said to the LORD, “You are my Master! Every good thing I have comes from you.”
3As for God's chosen people who are in the land, and the leading officials I admired so much--3The godly people in the land are my true heroes! I take pleasure 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. 4Troubles multiply for those who chase after other gods. I will not take part in their sacrifices of blood or even speak the names of their gods.
5LORD, you give me stability and prosperity; you make my future secure. 5LORD, you alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing. You guard all that is mine.
6It is as if I have been given fertile fields or received a beautiful tract of land. 6The land you have given me is a pleasant land. What a wonderful inheritance!
7I will praise the LORD who guides me; yes, during the night I reflect and learn. 7I will bless the LORD who guides 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 know the LORD is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.
9So my heart rejoices and I am happy; My life is safe. 9No wonder my heart is glad, and I rejoice. My body rests in safety.
10You will not abandon me to Sheol; you will not allow your faithful follower to see the Pit. 10For you will not leave my soul among the dead or allow your holy one to rot in the grave.
11You lead me in the path of life; I experience absolute joy in your presence; you always give me sheer delight. 11You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever.
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