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Psalm 16 Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

16 A Secret Treasure of David. Preserve me, O God, for I did trust in Thee.

Thou hast said to Jehovah, `My Lord Thou [art];' My good [is] not for thine own sake;

For the holy ones who [are] in the land, And the honourable, all my delight [is] in them.

Multiplied are their griefs, [Who] have hastened backward; I pour not out their libations of blood, Nor do I take up their names on my lips.

Jehovah [is] the portion of my share, and of my cup, Thou -- Thou dost uphold my lot.

Lines have fallen to me in pleasant places, Yea, a beauteous inheritance [is] for me.

I bless Jehovah who hath counselled me; Also [in] the nights my reins instruct me.

I did place Jehovah before me continually, Because -- at my right hand I am not moved.

Therefore hath my heart been glad, And my honour doth rejoice, Also my flesh dwelleth confidently:

10 For Thou dost not leave my soul to Sheol, Nor givest thy saintly one to see corruption.

11 Thou causest me to know the path of life; Fulness of joys [is] with Thy presence, Pleasant things by Thy right hand for ever!

Psalm 16 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 16

A miktam[a] of David.

Keep me safe, my God,
    for in you I take refuge.

I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;
    apart from you I have no good thing.”
I say of the holy people who are in the land,
    “They are the noble ones in whom is all my delight.”
Those who run after other gods will suffer more and more.
    I will not pour out libations of blood to such gods
    or take up their names on my lips.

Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup;
    you make my lot secure.
The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
    surely I have a delightful inheritance.
I will praise the Lord, who counsels me;
    even at night my heart instructs me.
I keep my eyes always on the Lord.
    With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
    my body also will rest secure,
10 because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead,
    nor will you let your faithful[b] one see decay.
11 You make known to me the path of life;
    you will fill me with joy in your presence,
    with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 16:1 Title: Probably a literary or musical term
  2. Psalm 16:10 Or holy
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