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Psalm 16

Confidence in the Lord

A Davidic * Miktam. s

Protect me, God, for I take refuge in You. t

I u said to * Yahweh, “You are my Lord;

I have nothing good besides You.” v w

As for the holy people who are in the land, x

they are the noble ones.

All my delight is in them.

The sorrows of those who take another god

for themselves will multiply;

I will not pour out their * drink offerings of blood,

and I will not speak their names with my lips. y

Lord, You are my portion z

and my cup of blessing;

You hold my future. a

The boundary lines have fallen for me

in pleasant places;

indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance. b

I will praise the Lord who counsels me c

even at night my conscience instructs me. d

I keep the Lord in mind e always.

Because He is at my right hand,

I will not be shaken. f

Therefore my heart is glad

and my spirit rejoices;

my body also rests securely. g

10 For You will not abandon me to * Sheol; h

You will not allow Your Faithful One to see decay. i

11 You reveal the path of life to me;

in Your presence is abundant joy; j

in Your right hand are eternal pleasures. k


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The complete Holman Christian Standard Bible® is now available for the first time ever! More than fifteen years in the making, crafted by the shared expertise of nearly a hundred conservative scholars and English stylists, the Holman CSB® sets the standard in painstaking biblical accuracy and pure literary form.

Accurate, yet highly readable, it's a translation committed to leaving both the grace and gravity of the original languages intact while carefully creating a smooth flow of wording for the reader.

Stylistically, this inaugural edition contributes to the clarity of the written Word, arranging the poetic portions of the Scripture into complete lines of thought, and revering God's presence on each page by capitalizing all the pronouns that refer to Him.

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