Psalm 16

  

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Michtam of David

Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust. 

O my soul, thou hast said unto the Lord, 

Thou art my Lord:

My goodness extendeth not to thee;                         

But to the saints that are in the earth,,

And to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.

Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god:

Their drink offerings of blood will I not offer,

Nor take up their names into my lips.                   

The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup:

Thou maintainest my lot.

The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places;

Yea, I have a goodly heritage.

I will bless the Lord, who hath given me counsel:

My reins also instruct me in the night seasons.

I have set the Lord always before me:

Because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth:

My flesh also shall rest in hope.

For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell;

Neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

Thou wilt show me the path of life;

In thy presence is fulness of joy;

At thy right hand there are pleasures forevermore.

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