Psalm 16
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Psalm 16

A prayer of David.

1Protect me, O God, for I have taken shelter in you.

2I say to the Lord, “You are the Lord,

my only source of well-being.”

3As for God’s chosen people who are in the land,

and the leading officials I admired so much –

4their troubles multiply,

they desire other gods.

I will not pour out drink offerings of blood to their gods,

nor will I make vows in the name of their gods.

5Lord, you give me stability and prosperity;

you make my future secure.

6It is as if I have been given fertile fields

or received a beautiful tract of land.

7I will praise the Lord who guides me;

yes, during the night I reflect and learn.

8I constantly trust in the Lord;

because he is at my right hand, I will not be upended.

9So my heart rejoices

and I am happy;

My life is safe.

10You will not abandon me to Sheol;

you will not allow your faithful follower to see the Pit.

11You lead me in the path of life;

I experience absolute joy in your presence;

you always give me sheer delight.

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