Psalm 16



Confidence In The Lord

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

1 {Michtam of David.} Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.

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

1 Keep and protect me, O God, for in You I have found refuge, and in You do I put my trust and hide myself.

2 I said to the LORD, "You are my Lord; I have no good besides You."

2 O my soul, thou hast said unto the LORD, Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee;

2 I told the LORD, "You are my master, I have nothing good apart from you."

2 I say to the Lord, You are my Lord; I have no good beside or beyond You.

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

3 But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.

3 As for the saints that are in the land, they are noble, and all my delight is in them.

3 As for the godly (the saints) who are in the land, they are the excellent, the noble, and the glorious, in whom is all my delight.

4 The sorrows of those who have 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.

4 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.

4 Those who hurry after another god will have many sorrows; I will not present their drink offerings of blood, nor will my lips speak their names.

4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied who choose another god; their drink offerings of blood will I not offer or take their names upon my lips.

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

5 The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.

5 The LORD is my inheritance and my cup; you support my lot.

5 The Lord is my chosen and assigned portion, my cup; You hold and maintain my lot.

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

6 The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.

6 The boundary lines have fallen in pleasant places for me; truly, I have a beautiful heritage.

6 The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; yes, I have a good heritage.

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

7 I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.

7 I will bless the LORD who has counseled me; indeed, my conscience instructs me during the night.

7 I will bless the Lord, Who has given me counsel; yes, my heart instructs me in the night seasons.

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

8 I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

8 I have set the LORD before me continuously; because he stands at my right hand, I will stand firm.

8 I have set the Lord continually before me; because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

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

9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.

9 Therefore, my heart is glad, my whole being rejoices, and my body will dwell securely.

9 Therefore my heart is glad and my glory [my inner self] rejoices; my body too shall rest and confidently dwell in safety,

10 For You will not abandon my soul to Sheol; Nor will You allow Your Holy One to undergo decay.

10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

10 For you will not leave my soul in Sheol, you will not allow your holy one to experience corruption.

10 For You will not abandon me to Sheol (the place of the dead), neither will You suffer Your holy one [Holy One] to see corruption.

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.

11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

11 You cause me to know the path of life; in your presence is joyful abundance, at your right hand there are pleasures forever. A Davidic Prayer.

11 You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy, at Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.



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