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Psalm 16 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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The LORD the Psalmist's Portion in Life and Deliverer in Death.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:1 - A [fn]Mikhtam of David.
Preserve me, O God, for I take refuge in You.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:2 - [fn]I said to the LORD, “You are [fn]my Lord;
I have no good besides You.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:3 - As for the [fn]saints who are in the earth,
[fn]They are the majestic ones in whom is all my delight.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:4 - The [fn]sorrows 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:5 - The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and my cup;
You support my lot.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:6 - The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places;
Indeed, my heritage is beautiful to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:7 - I will bless the LORD who has counseled me;
Indeed, my [fn]mind instructs me in the night.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:8 - I have set the LORD continually before me;
Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:9 - Therefore my heart is glad and my glory rejoices;
My flesh also will dwell securely.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:10 - For You will not abandon my soul to [fn]Sheol;
Nor will You [fn]allow Your [fn]Holy One to [fn]undergo decay.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:11 - 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.
NASB95 Footnotes
Possibly Epigrammatic Poem or Atonement Psalm
Or, O my soul, you said
Or, the Lord
Literally: holy ones; i.e. the godly
Literally: And the majestic ones...delight
I.e. sorrows due to idolatry
Or, hastened to
Literally: kidneys, figurative for inner man
I.e. the nether world
Literally: give
Or, godly one
Or, see corruption or the pit

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