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Psalm 16

You Will Not Abandon My Soul
A #[Ps. 56, title; 57, title; 60, title]Miktam#16:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term of David.
1Preserve me, O God, for in you I #See Ps. 11:1take refuge.
2I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;
# [Ps. 73:25] I have no good apart from you.”
3As for #[Ex. 19:6; Deut. 7:6; 1 Pet. 2:9]the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones,
in whom is all my delight.#16:3 Or To the saints in the land, the excellent in whom is all my delight, I say:
4The sorrows of those who run after#16:4 Or who acquire another god shall multiply;
their drink offerings of blood I will not pour out
or #Ex. 23:13; Josh. 23:7take their names on my lips.
5The Lord is #Ps. 73:26; 119:57; 142:5; Num. 18:20; Lam. 3:24; [Deut. 32:9; Jer. 10:16; 51:19] my chosen portion and my #Ps. 23:5; 116:13 cup;
you hold my #Ps. 125:3lot.
6 # Mic. 2:5 The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.
7I bless the Lord who #See 1 Sam. 23:9-12; 2 Sam. 5:18, 19 gives me counsel;
in #Ps. 17:3; See Ps. 42:8 the night also my #Ps. 7:9heart instructs me.#16:7 Hebrew my kidneys instruct me
8 # Cited Acts 2:25-28 I have #Ps. 119:30 set the Lord always before me;
because he is at my #Ps. 109:31; 110:5; 121:5 right hand, I shall not be #Ps. 10:6; 15:5shaken.
9Therefore my heart is glad, and my #Ps. 30:12; 57:8; 108:1; Gen. 49:6whole being#16:9 Hebrew my glory rejoices;
my flesh also dwells secure.
10For you will not abandon my soul to #See Job 21:13 Sheol,
# Cited Acts 13:35 or let your #Ps. 89:18; [Mark 1:24] holy one see #Ps. 49:9; 103:4corruption.#16:10 Or see the pit
11You make known to me #Matt. 7:14 the path of life;
in your presence there is #[Ps. 21:6] fullness of joy;
at your right hand are #Ps. 36:8pleasures forevermore.

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