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You Will Not Abandon My Soul


Psalm 16
(English Standard Version)
A MIKTAM OF DAVID.

  • 1Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge.
  • 2I say to the LORD, “You are my Lord;
    I have no good apart from you.”
  • 3As for the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones,
    in whom is all my delight.
  • 4The sorrows of those who run after another god shall multiply;
    their drink offerings of blood I will not pour out
    or take their names on my lips.
  • 5The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup;
    you hold my lot.
  • 6The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
    indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.
  • 7I bless the LORD who gives me counsel;
    in the night also my heart instructs me.
  • 8I have set the LORD always before me;
    because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.
  • 9Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices;
    my flesh also dwells secure.
  • 10For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol,
    or let your holy one see corruption.
  • 11You make known to me the path of life;
    in your presence there is fullness of joy;
    at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.


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