Psalms 16

A writing of David.

Keep me, O Lord; for I have hoped in You. I said to the Lord, You are my Lord; my goodness is nothing apart from You. On behalf of the saints that are in His land, He has magnified all His pleasure in them. Their weaknesses have been multiplied; afterward they hastened. I will by no means assemble their bloody meetings, neither will I make mention of their names with my lips. The Lord is the portion of my inheritance and of my cup: You are He that restores my inheritance to me. The lines have fallen to me in the best places; yea, I have a most excellent heritage. I will bless the Lord who has instructed me; my reins too have chastened me even till night. I foresaw the Lord always before my face; for He is on my right hand, that I should not be moved. Therefore my heart rejoiced and my tongue exalted; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope: 10 because You will not leave my soul in Hades, neither will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption. 11 You have made known to me the ways of life; You will fill me with joy with Your countenance: at Your right hand there are delights forever.
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