Psalms 16

The  Lord the Psalmist’s Portion in Life and Deliverer in Death.

Possibly Epigrammatic Poem or Atonement Psalm
Mikhtam of David.

1 b  Preserve me, O God, for c  I take refuge in You.
Or O my soul, you said
I said to the  Lord, “You are
Or the Lord
my Lord;
I f  have no good besides You.”
3As for the
Lit holy ones; i.e. the godly
h  saints who are in the earth,
Lit And the majestic ones...delight
They are the majestic ones j  in whom is all my delight.
I.e. sorrows due to idolatry
l  sorrows of those who have
Or hastened to
bartered for another god will be multiplied;
I shall not pour out their drink offerings of n  blood,
Nor will I o  take their names upon my lips.

5The  Lord is the p  portion of my inheritance and my q  cup;
You support my r  lot.
6The s  lines have fallen to me in pleasant places;
Indeed, my heritage is t  beautiful to me.

7I will bless the  Lord who has u  counseled me;
Indeed, my
Lit kidneys, figurative for inner man
w  mind instructs me in the night.
8 x  I have y  set the  Lord continually before me;
Because He is z  at my right hand aa  I will not be shaken.
9Therefore ab  my heart is glad and ac  my glory rejoices;
My flesh also will ad  dwell securely.
10For You ae  will not abandon my soul to
I.e. the nether world
Nor will You
Lit give
ah  allow Your
Or godly one
Holy One to
Or see corruption or the pit
undergo decay.
11You will make known to me ak  the path of life;
In al  Your presence is fullness of joy;
In Your right hand there are am  pleasures forever.

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