Psalms - Chapter 16 | American Standard Version

  • 1. Michtam of David. Preserve me, O God; for in thee do I take refuge.
  • 2. {cf15i O my soul}, thou hast said unto Jehovah, Thou art my Lord: I have no good beyond thee.
  • 3. As for the saints that are in the earth, They are the excellent in whom is all my delight.
  • 4. Their sorrows shall be multiplied that give gifts for another {cf15i god}: Their drink-offerings of blood will I not offer, Nor take their names upon my lips.
  • 5. Jehovah is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: Thou maintainest my lot.
  • 6. The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; Yea, I have a goodly heritage.
  • 7. I will bless Jehovah, who hath given me counsel; Yea, my heart instructeth me in the night seasons.
  • 8. I have set Jehovah always before me: Because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
  • 9. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth; My flesh also shall dwell in safety.
  • 10. For thou wilt not leave my soul to Sheol; Neither wilt thou suffer thy holy one to see corruption.
  • 11. Thou wilt show me the path of life: In thy presence is fulness of joy; In thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.