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Psalm 16:1-7Revised Standard Version (RSV)

Song of Trust and Security in God

A Miktam of David.

16 Preserve me, O God, for in thee I take refuge.
    I say to the Lord, “Thou art my Lord;
    I have no good apart from thee.”[a]

As for the saints in the land, they are the noble,
    in whom is all my delight.

Those who choose another god multiply their sorrows;[b]
    their libations of blood I will not pour out
    or take their names upon my lips.

The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup;
    thou holdest my lot.
The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
    yea, I have a goodly heritage.

I bless the Lord who gives me counsel;
    in the night also my heart instructs me.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 16:2 Jerome Tg: The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain
  2. Psalm 16:4 Cn: The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain
Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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