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Psalm 16 :: American Standard Version (ASV)

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Jehovah the Psalmist's Portion in Life and Deliverer in Death.

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Michtam of David.
Preserve me, O God; for in thee do I take refuge.
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O my soul, thou hast said unto Jehovah, Thou art my Lord:
I have no good beyond thee.
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As for the saints that are in the earth,
They are the excellent in whom is all my delight.
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Their 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.
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Jehovah is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup:
Thou maintainest my lot.
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The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places;
Yea, I have a goodly heritage.
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I will bless Jehovah, who hath given me counsel;
Yea, my heart instructeth me in the night seasons.
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I have set Jehovah always before me:
Because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
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Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth:
My flesh also shall dwell in safety.
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For thou wilt not leave my soul to Sheol;
Neither wilt thou suffer thy holy one to see corruption.
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Thou wilt show me the path of life:
In thy presence is fulness of joy;
In thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

Thomas Nelson & Sons first published the American Standard Version in 1901. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.

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