A Goodly Heritage
Michtam of David.
1Preserve me, O God:
for in thee do I put my trust.
2 O my soul, thou hast said unto the Lord, Thou art my Lord:
my goodness extendeth not to thee;
3 but to the saints that are in the earth,
and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.
4Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god:
their drink offerings of blood will I not offer,
nor take up their names into my lips.
5The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup:
thou maintainest my lot.
6The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places;
yea, I have a goodly heritage.
7I will bless the Lord, who hath given me counsel:
my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.
8 # Acts 2.25-28. I have set the Lord always before me:
because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
9Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth:
my flesh also shall rest in hope.
10 # 1 Cor 15.4; Acts 13.35. For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell;#16.10 hell, Hebrew Sheol.
neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
11Thou wilt show me the path of life:
in thy presence is fulness of joy;
at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.