23 Yet I am always with you;
    you hold me by my right hand.(A)
24 You guide(B) me with your counsel,(C)
    and afterward you will take me into glory.
25 Whom have I in heaven but you?(D)
    And earth has nothing I desire besides you.(E)
26 My flesh and my heart(F) may fail,(G)
    but God is the strength(H) of my heart
    and my portion(I) forever.

27 Those who are far from you will perish;(J)
    you destroy all who are unfaithful(K) to you.
28 But as for me, it is good to be near God.(L)
    I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge;(M)
    I will tell of all your deeds.(N)

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