A Prayer of Confidence#HEBREW TITLE: A psalm by David.
1Protect me, O God; I trust in you for safety.
2I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;
all the good things I have come from you.”
3How excellent are the Lord's faithful people!
My greatest pleasure is to be with them.
4Those who rush to other gods
bring many troubles on themselves.#16.4: Probable text Those … themselves; Hebrew unclear.
I will not take part in their sacrifices;
I will not worship their gods.
5You, Lord, are all I have,
and you give me all I need;
my future is in your hands.
6How wonderful are your gifts to me;
how good they are!
7I praise the Lord, because he guides me,
and in the night my conscience warns me.
I am always aware of the Lord's presence;
he is near, and nothing can shake me.
9And so I am thankful and glad,
and I feel completely secure,
because you protect me from the power of death.
I have served you faithfully,
and you will not abandon me to the world of the dead.
11You will show me the path that leads to life;
your presence fills me with joy
and brings me pleasure forever.