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Chapter 16

16:1 Michtam of David. Keep me, O God; for I have taken refuge in Thee.

16:2 I have said unto the Lord: 'Thou art my Lord; I have no good but in Thee';

16:3 As for the holy that are in the earth, they are the excellent in whom is all my delight.

16:4 Let the idols of them be multiplied that make suit unto another; their drink-offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take their names upon my lips.

16:5 O the Lord, the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup, Thou maintainest my lot.

16:6 The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.

16:7 I will bless the Lord, who hath given me counsel; yea, in the night seasons my reins instruct me.

16:8 I have set the Lord always before me; surely He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

16:9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth; my flesh also dwelleth in safety;

16:10 For Thou wilt not abandon my soul to the nether-world; neither wilt Thou suffer Thy godly one to see the pit.

16:11 Thou makest me to know the path of life; in Thy presence is fulness of joy, in Thy right hand bliss for evermore.

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