16 ·Protect [Guard] me, God, because I ·trust [take refuge] in you. 2 I said to the Lord, “You are my Lord. ·Every good thing I have comes from you [I have no good apart from you].” 3 As for the ·godly people [holy ones; saints] in the ·world [or land], they are the ·wonderful [noble] ones I ·enjoy [take pleasure in]. 4 But those who ·turn to [run/hurry after] ·idols [other gods] ·will have much [multiply] pain. I will not ·offer [pour out offerings of] blood to those idols or even ·speak [L take on my lips] their names.
5 No, the Lord is ·all I need [L my portion and my cup]. ·He takes care of me [L You hold my lot; C a device like the Urim and Thummim whereby God reveals one’s future; Ex. 28:30]. 6 ·My share in life has been pleasant [L The boundary lines fall for me in pleasant places]; my ·part [inheritance] has been beautiful.
7 I ·praise [bless] the Lord because he advises me. Even at night, ·I feel his leading [L my innards instruct me]. 8 I keep the Lord before me always. Because he is ·close by my side [L at my right hand], I will not be ·hurt [L moved; Acts 2:25]. 9 So ·I rejoice and am glad [L my heart exults and my glory/soul/or innards is glad]. Even my body ·has hope [dwells securely; Acts 2:26], 10 because you will not ·leave [abandon] me in ·the grave [or the underworld; L Sheol]. You will not let your ·holy one [saint; loyal one] ·rot [L see the Pit; C the grave; Acts 2:27; 13:35]. 11 You will teach me ·how to live a holy [L the path of] life. ·Being with you will fill me with joy [L In your face/presence is the fullness of joy; Acts 2:28]; at your right hand I will find pleasure forever.
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