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Psalm 16

A miktama of David.

Keep me safe,c my God,

for in you I take refuge.d

I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;e

apart from you I have no good thing.”f

I say of the holy peopleg who are in the land,h

“They are the noble ones in whom is all my delight.”

Those who run after other godsi will sufferj more and more.

I will not pour out libations of blood to such gods

or take up their namesk on my lips.

Lord, you alone are my portionl and my cup;m

you make my lotn secure.

The boundary lineso have fallen for me in pleasant places;

surely I have a delightful inheritance.p

I will praise the Lord, who counsels me;q

even at nightr my heart instructs me.

I keep my eyes always on the Lord.

With him at my right hand,s I will not be shaken.t

Therefore my heart is gladu and my tongue rejoices;

my body also will rest secure,v

10 because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead,w

nor will you let your faithfulb onex see decay.y

11 You make known to me the path of life;z

you will fill me with joy in your presence,a

with eternal pleasuresb at your right hand.c


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