Psalms 16
Confidence in the Lord
A Davidic Miktam. # Ps 56–60 titles
1Protect me, God, for I take refuge in You. # Ps 94:22
2I # Some Hb mss, LXX, Syr, Jer; other Hb mss read You said to Yahweh, “You are my Lord;
I have nothing good besides You.” # Or “Lord, my good; there is none besides You.” # Ps 73:25
3As for the holy people who are in the land, # Dt 7:6; 14:2; 26:19
they are the noble ones.
All my delight is in them.
4The sorrows of those who take another god
for themselves will multiply;
I will not pour out their drink offerings of blood,
and I will not speak their names with my lips. # Ex 23:13; Jos 23:7
5Lord, You are my portion # Or allotted portion
and my cup of blessing;
You hold my future. # Nm 18:20; Ps 119:57; Lm 3:24
6The boundary lines have fallen for me
in pleasant places;
indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance. # Jr 3:19
7I will praise the Lord who counsels me # Ps 73:24
even at night my conscience instructs me. # Ps 77:6
8I keep the Lord in mind # Lit front of me always.
Because He is at my right hand,
I will not be shaken. # Ps 15:5; 112:6
9Therefore my heart is glad
and my spirit rejoices;
my body also rests securely. # Ps 4:7-8; 13:5
10For You will not abandon me to Sheol; # Ps 49:10; 86:13
You will not allow Your Faithful One to see decay. # Jb 33:18,28; Ps 30:3; 103:4; Ac 13:35
11You reveal the path of life to me;
in Your presence is abundant joy; # Ps 21:6
in Your right hand are eternal pleasures. # Ac 2:25-28

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