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Psalm 16 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Confidence in the LORD

A Miktam of David.

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Protect me, God, for I take refuge in you.

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I[fn] said to the LORD, “You are my Lord;

I have nothing good besides you.”[fn]

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As for the holy people who are in the land,

they are the noble ones.

All my delight is in them.

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The sorrows of those who take another god

for themselves will multiply;

I will not pour out their drink offerings of blood,

and I will not speak their names with my lips.

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LORD, you are my portion[fn]

and my cup of blessing;

you hold my future.

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The boundary lines have fallen for me

in pleasant places;

indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.

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I will bless the LORD who counsels me —

even at night when my thoughts trouble me.[fn]

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I always let the LORD guide me.[fn]

Because he is at my right hand,

I will not be shaken.

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Therefore my heart is glad

and my whole being rejoices;

my body also rests securely.

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For you will not abandon me to Sheol;

you will not allow your faithful one to see decay.

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You reveal the path of life to me;

in your presence is abundant joy;

at your right hand are eternal pleasures.

CSB Footnotes
Some Hb mss, LXX, Syr, Jer; other Hb mss read You
Or “Lord, my good; there is none besides you.”
Or allotted portion
Or at night my heart instructs me
Lit I place the Lord in front of me always

Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 2017, 2020 by Holman Bible Publishers.

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For more information on this translation, see the CSB Preface.

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