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The first book of Psalms, song 16, New English Translation

Psalm 16


   A prayer of David.
   1 Protect me, O God, for I have taken shelter in you.
   2 I say to the LORD, "You are the LORD, my only source of well-being."
   3 As for God's chosen people who are in the land, and the leading officials I admired so much -
   4 their 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.
   5 LORD, you give me stability and prosperity; you make my future secure.
   6 It is as if I have been given fertile fields or received a beautiful tract of land.
   7 I will praise the LORD who guides me; yes, during the night I reflect and learn.
   8 I constantly trust in the LORD; because he is at my right hand, I will not be upended.
   9 So my heart rejoices and I am happy; My life is safe.
   10 You will not abandon me to Sheol; you will not allow your faithful follower to see the Pit.
   11 You lead me in the path of life; I experience absolute joy in your presence; you always give me sheer delight.
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