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Psalms Chapter 16 - New American Standard Bible

1. PRESERVE me, O God, for I take refuge in You.

2. [2] I said to the LORD, «You are [1] my Lord; I have no good besides You.»

3. As for the [4] saints who are in the earth, [3] They are the majestic ones in whom is all my delight.

4. The [6] sorrows of those who have [5] bartered for another god will be multiplied; I shall not pour out their drink offerings of blood, Nor will I take their names upon my lips.

5. The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and my cup; You support my lot.

6. The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; Indeed, my heritage is beautiful to me.

7. I will bless the LORD who has counseled me; Indeed, my [7] mind instructs me in the night.

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

9. Therefore my heart is glad and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will dwell securely.

10. For You will not abandon my soul to [11] Sheol; Nor will You [10] allow Your [9] Holy One to [8] undergo decay.

11. You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.

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Footnotes
  • 1: Or O my soul, you said
  • 2: Or the Lord
  • 3: Lit holy ones; i.e. the godly
  • 4: Lit And the majestic ones... delight
  • 5: I.e. sorrows due to idolatry
  • 6: Or hastened to
  • 7: Lit kidneys, figurative for inner man
  • 8: I.e. the nether world
  • 9: Lit give
  • 10: Or godly one
  • 11: Or see corruption or the pit

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