Bible: Psalm 16

Psalm 16 1 

16:1 A prayer 2  of David.

Protect me, O God, for I have taken shelter in you. 3 

16:2 I say to the Lord, “You are the Lord,

my only source of well-being.” 4 

16:3 As for God’s chosen people who are in the land,

and the leading officials I admired so much 5 

16:4 their troubles multiply,

they desire other gods. 6 

I will not pour out drink offerings of blood to their gods, 7 

nor will I make vows in the name of their gods. 8 

16:5 Lord, you give me stability and prosperity; 9 

you make my future secure. 10 

16:6 It is as if I have been given fertile fields

or received a beautiful tract of land. 11 

16:7 I will praise 12  the Lord who 13  guides 14  me;

yes, during the night I reflect and learn. 15 

16:8 I constantly trust in the Lord; 16 

because he is at my right hand, I will not be upended.

16:9 So my heart rejoices

and I am happy; 17 

My life is safe. 18 

16:10 You will not abandon me 19  to Sheol; 20 

you will not allow your faithful follower 21  to see 22  the Pit. 23 

16:11 You lead me in 24  the path of life; 25 

I experience absolute joy in your presence; 26 

you always give me sheer delight. 27 

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