Psalm 16

English Standard Version

1 A Miktam[1] of David. Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge. (Ps 11:1; Ps 56:1; Ps 57:1; Ps 60:1)2 I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.” (Ps 73:25)3 As for the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight.[2] (Ex 19:6; De 7:6; 1Pe 2:9)4 The sorrows of those who run after[3] another god shall multiply; their drink offerings of blood I will not pour out or take their names on my lips. (Ex 23:13; Jos 23:7)5 The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot. (Nu 18:20; De 32:9; Ps 23:5; Ps 73:26; Ps 116:13; Ps 119:57; Ps 125:3; Ps 142:5; Jer 10:16; Jer 51:19; La 3:24)6 The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance. (Mic 2:5)7 I bless the Lord who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me.[4] (1Sa 23:9; 2Sa 5:18; Ps 7:9; Ps 17:3; Ps 42:8)8 I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. (Ps 10:6; Ps 15:5; Ps 109:31; Ps 110:5; Ps 119:30; Ps 121:5; Ac 2:25)9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being[5] rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure. (Ge 49:6; Ps 30:12; Ps 57:8; Ps 108:1)10 For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption.[6] (Job 21:13; Ps 49:9; Ps 89:18; Ps 103:4; Mr 1:24; Ac 13:35)11 You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. (Ps 21:6; Ps 36:8; Mt 7:14)