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Psalm 16

You Will Not Abandon My Soul


1Preserve me, | O God,*

         for in you I take | refuge.


2I say to the Lord, “You | are my Lord;*

         I have no good a- | part 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 in- | heritance.


7I bless the Lord who gives me | counsel;*

         in the night also my heart in- | structs me.


8I have set the Lord always be- | fore me;*

         because he is at my right hand, I shall not be | shaken.


9Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being re- | joices;*

         my flesh also | dwells secure.


10For you will not abandon my soul | to Sheol,*

         or let your holy one see cor- | ruption.


11You make known to me the | path of life;*

         in your presence there is fullness of joy;

         at your right hand are pleasures for- | evermore.