Psalm 16

A miktam[a] of David.

Keep me safe,(A) my God,
    for in you I take refuge.(B)

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

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

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


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

15 Jeshurun[a](A) grew fat(B) and kicked;
    filled with food, they became heavy and sleek.
They abandoned(C) the God who made them
    and rejected the Rock(D) their Savior.
16 They made him jealous(E) with their foreign gods
    and angered(F) him with their detestable idols.
17 They sacrificed(G) to false gods,(H) which are not God—
    gods they had not known,(I)
    gods that recently appeared,(J)
    gods your ancestors did not fear.
18 You deserted the Rock, who fathered you;
    you forgot(K) the God who gave you birth.

19 The Lord saw this and rejected them(L)
    because he was angered by his sons and daughters.(M)
20 “I will hide my face(N) from them,” he said,
    “and see what their end will be;
for they are a perverse generation,(O)
    children who are unfaithful.(P)
21 They made me jealous(Q) by what is no god
    and angered me with their worthless idols.(R)
I will make them envious by those who are not a people;
    I will make them angry by a nation that has no understanding.(S)
22 For a fire will be kindled by my wrath,(T)
    one that burns down to the realm of the dead below.(U)
It will devour(V) the earth and its harvests(W)
    and set afire the foundations of the mountains.(X)

23 “I will heap calamities(Y) on them
    and spend my arrows(Z) against them.
24 I will send wasting famine(AA) against them,
    consuming pestilence(AB) and deadly plague;(AC)
I will send against them the fangs of wild beasts,(AD)
    the venom of vipers(AE) that glide in the dust.(AF)
25 In the street the sword will make them childless;
    in their homes terror(AG) will reign.(AH)
The young men and young women will perish,
    the infants and those with gray hair.(AI)
26 I said I would scatter(AJ) them
    and erase their name from human memory,(AK)
27 but I dreaded the taunt of the enemy,
    lest the adversary misunderstand(AL)
and say, ‘Our hand has triumphed;
    the Lord has not done all this.’”(AM)

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  1. Deuteronomy 32:15 Jeshurun means the upright one, that is, Israel.

39 “See now that I myself am he!(A)
    There is no god besides me.(B)
I put to death(C) and I bring to life,(D)
    I have wounded and I will heal,(E)
    and no one can deliver out of my hand.(F)
40 I lift my hand(G) to heaven and solemnly swear:
    As surely as I live forever,(H)
41 when I sharpen my flashing sword(I)
    and my hand grasps it in judgment,
I will take vengeance(J) on my adversaries
    and repay those who hate me.(K)
42 I will make my arrows drunk with blood,(L)
    while my sword devours flesh:(M)
the blood of the slain and the captives,
    the heads of the enemy leaders.”

43 Rejoice,(N) you nations, with his people,[a][b]
    for he will avenge the blood of his servants;(O)
he will take vengeance on his enemies(P)
    and make atonement for his land and people.(Q)

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  1. Deuteronomy 32:43 Or Make his people rejoice, you nations
  2. Deuteronomy 32:43 Masoretic Text; Dead Sea Scrolls (see also Septuagint) people, / and let all the angels worship him, /

Jesus Predicts His Death

21 Jesus strictly warned them not to tell this to anyone.(A) 22 And he said, “The Son of Man(B) must suffer many things(C) and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law,(D) and he must be killed(E) and on the third day(F) be raised to life.”(G)

23 Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.(H) 24 For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it.(I) 25 What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit their very self? 26 Whoever is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them(J) when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.(K)

27 “Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God.”

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