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Psalm 16 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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You Will Not Forsake My Soul

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A [fn]Mikhtam of David.

Keep me, O God, for I take refuge in You.

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O my soul, you have said to Yahweh, “You are [fn]my Lord;

I have no good without You.”

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As for the [fn]saints who are in the earth,

They are the majestic ones in whom is all my delight.

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The [fn]pains of those who have [fn]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.

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Yahweh is the portion of my inheritance and my cup;

You support my lot.

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The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places;

Indeed, my inheritance is beautiful to me.

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I will bless Yahweh who has counseled me;

Indeed, my [fn]mind instructs me in the night.

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I have set Yahweh continually before me;

Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

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Therefore my heart is glad and my glory rejoices;

My flesh also will dwell securely.

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For You will not forsake my soul to Sheol;

You will not give Your [fn]Holy One over to see [fn]corruption.

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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.

LSB Footnotes
Possibly Epigrammatic Poem, Atonement Psalm
Or the Lord
Lit holy ones
Sorrows due to idolatry
Or hastened to
Lit kidneys, figurative for inner man
Or godly one
Or the pit

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