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Psalm 16

The Hope of the Faithful, and the Messiah’s Victory

A aMichtam of David.

1 Preserve 1me, O God, for in You I put my trust.

2 O my soul, you have said to the Lord,

“You are my Lord,

bMy goodness is nothing apart from You.”

3 As for the saints who are on the earth,

“They are the excellent ones, in cwhom is all my delight.”

4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied who hasten after another god;

Their drink offerings of dblood I will not offer,

eNor take up their names on my lips.

5 O Lord, You are the portion of my inheritance and my cup;

You 2maintain my lot.

6 The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places;

Yes, I have a good inheritance.

7 I will bless the Lord who has given me counsel;

My 3heart also instructs me in the night seasons.

8 fI have set the Lord always before me;

Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved.

9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices;

My flesh also will 4rest in hope.

10 gFor You will not leave my soul in 5Sheol,

Nor will You allow Your Holy One to 6see corruption.

11 You will show me the hpath of life;

In Your presence is fullness of joy;

At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.


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The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study.


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