Psalms Chapter 16 |
1A michtam of David.
Protect me, O God, for I seek refuge in You.
2I say to the Lord,
“You are my Lord, my benefactor;
there is none above You.”
3 As to the holy and mighty ones that are in the land,
my whole desire concerning them is that
4those who espouse another [god]
may have many sorrows!
I will have no part of their bloody libations;
their names will not pass my lips.
5The Lord is my allotted share and portion;
You control my fate.
6Delightful country has fallen to my lot;
lovely indeed is my estate.
7I bless the Lord who has guided me;
my conscience admonishes me at night.
8I am ever mindful of the Lord’s presence;
He is at my right hand; I shall never be shaken.
9So my heart rejoices,
my whole being exults,
and my body rests secure.
10For You will not abandon me to Sheol,
or let Your faithful one see the Pit.
11You will teach me the path of life.
In Your presence is perfect joy;
delights are ever in Your right hand.