Psalms 16

Confidence in the Lord

1A Davidic
Miktam: A musical term of uncertain meaning, possibly denoting a plaintive style
. b

Protect me, God, for I take refuge in You. c
2 I
Some Hb mss, LXX, Syr, Jer; other Hb mss read You
said to
Yahweh/Yah: Or The Lord; the personal name of God in Hebrew; "Yah" is the shortened form of the name.
Yahweh, “You are my Lord;
I have nothing good besides You.”
Or “Lord, my good; there is none besides You.”
3 As for the holy people who are in the land, h
they are the noble ones.
All my delight is in them.
4 The sorrows of those who take another god
for themselves will multiply;
I will not pour out their
drink offering: An offering of a specified amount of wine or beer given along with animal sacrifices; it was poured over the sacrifice before it was burned.
drink offerings of blood,
and I will not speak their names with my lips. j

5 Lord, You are my portion
Or allotted portion

and my cup of blessing;
You hold my future. l
6 The boundary lines have fallen for me
in pleasant places;
indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance. m

7 I will praise the Lord who counsels me n
even at night my conscience instructs me. o
8 I keep the Lord in mind
Lit front of me
Because He is at my right hand,
I will not be shaken. q

9 Therefore my heart is glad
and my spirit rejoices;
my body also rests securely. r
10 For You will not abandon me to
Sheol: A Hebrew word for either the grave or the realm of the dead
Sheol; t
You will not allow Your Faithful One to see decay. u
11 You reveal the path of life to me;
in Your presence is abundant joy; v
in Your right hand are eternal pleasures. w
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