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Psalm 16 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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The Hope of the Faithful, and the Messiah’s Victory
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:1 - A Michtam of David.

Preserve me, O God, for in You I put my trust.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:2 - O my soul, you have said to the LORD,
“You are my Lord,
My goodness is nothing apart from You.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:3 - As for the saints who are on the earth,
“They are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:4 - Their sorrows shall be multiplied who hasten after another god;
Their drink offerings of blood I will not offer,
Nor take up their names on my lips.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:5 - O LORD, You are the portion of my inheritance and my cup;
You maintain my lot.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:6 - The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places;
Yes, I have a good inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:7 - I will bless the LORD who has given me counsel;
My heart also instructs me in the night seasons.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:8 - I have set the LORD always before me;
Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:9 - Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices;
My flesh also will rest in hope.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:10 - For You will not leave my soul in Sheol,
Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:11 - You will show me the path of life;
In Your presence is fullness of joy;
At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

New King James Version, © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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

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