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Psalms 16 (asv)

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Michtam of David.

16:1Preserve me, O God; for in thee do I take refuge.

16:2O my soul, thou hast said unto Jehovah, Thou art my Lord:

I have no good beyond thee.

16:3As for the saints that are in the earth,

They are the excellent in whom is all my delight.

16:4Their sorrows shall be multiplied that give gifts for another god:

Their drink-offerings of blood will I not offer,

Nor take their names upon my lips.

16:5Jehovah is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup:

Thou maintainest my lot.

16:6The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places;

Yea, I have a goodly heritage.

16:7I will bless Jehovah, who hath given me counsel;

Yea, my heart instructeth me in the night seasons.

16:8I have set Jehovah always before me:

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

16:9Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth;

My flesh also shall dwell in safety.

16:10For thou wilt not leave my soul to Sheol;

Neither wilt thou suffer thy holy one to see corruption.

16:11Thou wilt show me the path of life:

In thy presence is fulness of joy;

In thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.


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Following Entry: Psalms 17