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Psalm 16 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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You Will Not Abandon My Soul

A Miktam[fn] of David.

 

Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge.

I say to the LORD, “You are my Lord;

I have no good apart from you.”

   

As for the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones,

in whom is all my delight.[fn]

   

The sorrows of those who run after[fn] another god shall multiply;

their drink offerings of blood I will not pour out

or take their names on my lips.

   

The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup;

you hold my lot.

The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;

indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.

   

I bless the LORD who gives me counsel;

in the night also my heart instructs me.[fn]

I have set the LORD always before me;

because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.

   

Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being[fn] rejoices;

my flesh also dwells secure.

10 For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol,

or let your holy one see corruption.[fn]

   

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.

 
ESV Footnotes
Probably a musical or liturgical term
Or To the saints in the land, the excellent in whom is all my delight, I say:
Or who acquire
Hebrew my kidneys instruct me
Hebrew my glory
Or see the pit
ESV

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