Psalm 16:1
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New International Version
A miktam of David. Keep me safe, my God, for in you I take refuge.

New Living Translation
A psalm of David. Keep me safe, O God, for I have come to you for refuge.

English Standard Version
A Miktam of David. Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge.

New American Standard Bible
A Mikhtam of David. Preserve me, O God, for I take refuge in You.

King James Bible
Michtam of David. Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A Davidic Miktam. Protect me, God, for I take refuge in You.

International Standard Version
Keep me safe, God, for I take refuge in you.

NET Bible
A prayer of David. Protect me, O God, for I have taken shelter in you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Keep me, God, because I have trusted upon you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[A [miktam] by David.] Protect me, O God, because I take refuge in you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Michtam of David. Keep me, O God; for I have taken refuge in Thee.

New American Standard 1977
Preserve me, O God, for I take refuge in Thee.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Preserve me, O God: for in thee I have put my trust.

King James 2000 Bible
Preserve me, O God: for in you do I put my trust.

American King James Version
Preserve me, O God: for in you do I put my trust.

American Standard Version
Preserve me, O God; for in thee do I take refuge.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The inscription of a title to David himself. Preserve me, O Lord, for I have put trust in thee.

Darby Bible Translation
{Michtam of David.} Preserve me, O God: for I trust in thee.

English Revised Version
Michtam of David. Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.

Webster's Bible Translation
Michtam of David. Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.

World English Bible
Preserve me, God, for in you do I take refuge.

Young's Literal Translation
A Secret Treasure of David. Preserve me, O God, for I did trust in Thee.
Study Bible
You will not Abandon Me to the Grave
1A Mikhtam of David. Preserve me, O God, for I take refuge in You. 2I said to the LORD, "You are my Lord; I have no good besides You."…
Word Study

Michtam
miktam  (mik-tawm')
an engraving, i.e. (techn.) a poem -- Michtam.

of David
David  (daw-veed')
loving; David, the youngest son of Jesse -- David.

Preserve
shamar  (shaw-mar')
to hedge about (as with thorns), i.e. guard; generally, to protect, attend to, etc.

me O God
'el  (ale)
strength; as adjective, mighty; especially the Almighty (but used also of any deity)

for in thee do I put my trust
chacah  (khaw-saw')
to flee for protection; figuratively, to confide in -- have hope, make refuge, (put) trust.

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
16:1-11 This psalm begins with expressions of devotion, which may be applied to Christ; but ends with such confidence of a resurrection, as must be applied to Christ, and to him only. - David flees to God's protection, with cheerful, believing confidence. Those who have avowed that the Lord is their Lord, should often put themselves in mind of what they have done, take the comfort of it, and live up to it. He devotes himself to the honour of God, in the service of the saints. Saints on earth we must be, or we shall never be saints in heaven. Those renewed by the grace of God, and devoted to the glory of God, are saints on earth. The saints in the earth are excellent ones, yet some of them so poor, that they needed to have David's goodness extended to them. David declares his resolution to have no fellowship with the works of darkness; he repeats the solemn choice he had made of God for his portion and happiness, takes to himself the comfort of the choice, and gives God the glory of it. This is the language of a devout and pious soul. Most take the world for their chief good, and place their happiness in the enjoyments of it; but how poor soever my condition is in this world, let me have the love and favour of God, and be accepted of him; let me have a title by promise to life and happiness in the future state; and I have enough. Heaven is an inheritance; we must take that for our home, our rest, our everlasting good, and look upon this world to be no more ours, than the country through which is our road to our Father's house. Those that have God for their portion, have a goodly heritage. Return unto thy rest, O my soul, and look no further. Gracious persons, though they still covet more of God, never covet more than God; but, being satisfied of his loving-kindness, are abundantly satisfied with it: they envy not any their carnal mirth and delights. But so ignorant and foolish are we, that if left to ourselves, we shall forsake our own mercies for lying vanities. God having given David counsel by his word and Spirit, his own thoughts taught him in the night season, and engaged him by faith to live to God. Verses 8-11, are quoted by St. Peter in his first sermon, after the pouring out of the Spirit on the day of Pentecost, Ac 2:25-31; he declared that David in them speaks concerning Christ, and particularly of his resurrection. And Christ being the Head of the body, the church, these verses may be applied to all Christians, guided and animated by the Spirit of Christ; and we may hence learn, that it is our wisdom and duty to set the Lord always before us. And if our eyes are ever toward God, our hearts and tongues may ever rejoice in him. Death destroys the hope of man, but not the hope of a real Christian. Christ's resurrection is an earnest of the believer's resurrection. In this world sorrow is our lot, but in heaven there is joy, a fulness of joy; our pleasures here are for a moment, but those at God's right hand are pleasures for evermore. Through this thy beloved Son, and our dear Saviour, thou wilt show us, O Lord, the path of life; thou wilt justify our souls now, and raise our bodies by thy power at the last day; when earthly sorrow shall end in heavenly joy, pain in everlasting happiness.
Cross References
Psalm 7:1
A Shiggaion of David, which he sang to the LORD concerning Cush, a Benjamite. O LORD my God, in You I have taken refuge; Save me from all those who pursue me, and deliver me,

Psalm 17:8
Keep me as the apple of the eye; Hide me in the shadow of Your wings

Psalm 56:1
For the choir director; according to Jonath elem rehokim. A Mikhtam of David, when the Philistines seized him in Gath. Be gracious to me, O God, for man has trampled upon me; Fighting all day long he oppresses me.

Psalm 57:1
For the choir director; set to Al-tashheth. A Mikhtam of David, when he fled from Saul in the cave. Be gracious to me, O God, be gracious to me, For my soul takes refuge in You; And in the shadow of Your wings I will take refuge Until destruction passes by.
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