1Mikhtam. By David:
Protect me, God,
for you are my refuge.
2I said to Adonai, “You are my Lord;
I have nothing good outside of you.”
3The holy people in the land are the ones
who are worthy of honor; all my pleasure is in them.
4Those who run after another god
multiply their sorrows;
To such gods I will not offer
drink offerings of blood
or take their names on my lips.
5Adonai, my assigned portion, my cup:
you safeguard my share.
6Pleasant places were measured out for me;
I am content with my heritage.
7I bless Adonai, my counselor;
at night my inmost being instructs me.
8I always set Adonai before me;
with him at my right hand, I can never be moved;
9so my heart is glad, my glory rejoices,
and my body too rests in safety;
10for you will not abandon me to Sh’ol,
you will not let your faithful one see the Abyss.
11You make me know the path of life;
in your presence is unbounded joy,
in your right hand eternal delight.