Psalms 16

Michtam of Dawid.

1 Preserve me, O God (Elohim), for in You do I put my trust.

2 O my soul, you have said unto יהוה, You are my Lord (Adonai); my goodness extendeth not to You;

3 But to the holy ones who are on the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.

4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god (elohim); their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips.

5 יהוה is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup; You maintainest my lot.

6 The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.

7 I will bless יהוה, who hath given me counsel; my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.

8 I have set יהוה always before me, because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth; my flesh also shall rest in hope.

10 For You wilt not leave my soul

in hell (sheol); neither wilt You allow

Your Holy One to see destruction.

11 You wilt shew me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.