Psalms 16

You Will Not Abandon My Soul

A a  Miktam
Probably a musical or liturgical term
of David.

1 Preserve me, O God, for in you I c  take refuge.
2I say to the  Lord, “You are my Lord;
d  I have no good apart from you.”
3 As for e  the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones,
in whom is all my delight.
Or To the saints in the land, the excellent in whom is all my delight, I say:

4 The sorrows of those who run after
Or  who acquire
another god shall multiply;
their drink offerings of blood I will not pour out
or h  take their names on my lips.
5 The  Lord is i  my chosen portion and my j  cup;
you hold my k  lot.
6 l  The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.
7 I bless the  Lord who m  gives me counsel;
in n  the night also my o  heart instructs me.
Hebrew  my kidneys instruct me

8 q  I have r  set the  Lord always before me;
because he is at my s  right hand, I shall not be t  shaken.
9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my u  whole being
Hebrew  my glory
my flesh also dwells secure.
10For you will not abandon my soul to w  Sheol,
x  or let your y  holy one see z  corruption.
Or  see the pit

11 You make known to me ab  the path of life;
in your presence there is ac  fullness of joy;
at your right hand are ad  pleasures forevermore.
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