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Psalm 16 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:1 - A psalm[fn] of David.

Keep me safe, O God,
for I have come to you for refuge.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:2 - I said to the LORD, “You are my Master!
Every good thing I have comes from you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:3 - The godly people in the land
are my true heroes!
I take pleasure in them!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:4 - Troubles multiply for those who chase after other gods.
I will not take part in their sacrifices of blood
or even speak the names of their gods.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:5 - LORD, you alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing.
You guard all that is mine.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:6 - The land you have given me is a pleasant land.
What a wonderful inheritance!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:7 - I will bless the LORD who guides me;
even at night my heart instructs me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:8 - I know the LORD is always with me.
I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:9 - No wonder my heart is glad, and I rejoice.[fn]
My body rests in safety.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:10 - For you will not leave my soul among the dead[fn]
or allow your holy one[fn] to rot in the grave.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:11 - You will show me the way of life,
granting me the joy of your presence
and the pleasures of living with you forever.[fn]
NLT Footnotes
Hebrew miktam. This may be a literary or musical term.
Greek version reads and my tongue shouts his praises. Compare Acts 2:26.
Hebrew in Sheol.
Or your Holy One.
Greek version reads You have shown me the way of life, / and you will fill me with the joy of your presence. Compare Acts 2:28.

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