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Psalms Chapter 16 - New International Version

1. Psalm 16 A [1] of David.

1. Keep me safe, O God, for in you I take refuge.

2. I said to the LORD, "You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing."

3. As for the saints who are in the land, they are the glorious ones in whom is all my delight. [2]

4. The sorrows of those will increase who run after other gods. I will not pour out their libations of blood or take up their names on my lips.

5. LORD, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure.

6. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.

7. I will praise the LORD, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me.

8. I have set the LORD always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

9. Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure,

10. because you will not abandon me to the grave, [4] nor will you let your Holy One [3] see decay.

11. You have made [5] known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

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Footnotes
  • 1: Some Hebrew manuscripts and Septuagint (see also 2 Samuel 22:14); most Hebrew manuscripts resounded, amid hailstones and bolts of lightning
  • 2: Or can run through a barricade
  • 3: Or They have no speech, there are no words; no sound is heard from them
  • 4: Septuagint, Jerome and Syriac; Hebrew line
  • 5: Or save! O King, answer

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