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Psalm 16:5-11 The Passion Translation (TPT)

Lord, I have chosen you alone as my inheritance.
You are my prize, my pleasure, and my portion.
I leave my destiny and its timing in your hands.[a]
Your pleasant path leads me to pleasant places.
I’m overwhelmed by the privileges
that come with following you,
for you have given me the best!
The way you counsel and correct me makes me praise you more,
for your whispers in the night give me wisdom,
showing me what to do next.
Because you are close to me and always available,
my confidence will never be shaken,
for I experience your wrap-around presence every moment.
My heart and soul explode with joy—full of glory!
Even my body will rest confident and secure.
10 For you will not abandon me to the realm of death,
nor will you allow your Holy One to experience corruption.[b]
11 For you bring me a continual revelation of resurrection life,
the path to the bliss that brings me face-to-face with you.[c]


  1. Psalm 16:5 Implied in the text. The Aramaic reads “You are restoring my inheritance to me.”
  2. Psalm 16:10 Or “the pit.” This is likely a metaphor for Sheol.
  3. Psalm 16:11 There is no Hebrew word for “presence.” When the Psalmist wanted to speak of God’s presence, he used the Hebrew word for “face.”
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