Psalms 16 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Psalms 16


Psalms 16:1

Preserve me, O God; For in thee do I take refuge.

Psalms 16:2

[O my soul], thou hast said unto Jehovah, Thou art my Lord: I have no good beyond thee.

Psalms 16:3

As for the saints that are in the earth, They are the excellent in whom is all my delight.

Psalms 16:4

Their sorrows shall be multiplied that give gifts for another [god]: Their drink-offerings of blood will I not offer, Nor take their names upon my lips.

Psalms 16:5

Jehovah is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: Thou maintainest my lot.

Psalms 16:6

The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; Yea, I have a goodly heritage.

Psalms 16:7

I will bless Jehovah, who hath given me counsel; Yea, my heart instructeth me in the night seasons.

Psalms 16:8

I have set Jehovah always before me: Because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

Psalms 16:9

Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth; My flesh also shall dwell in safety.

Psalms 16:10

For thou wilt not leave my soul to Sheol; Neither wilt thou suffer thy holy one to see corruption.

Psalms 16:11

Thou wilt show me the path of life: In thy presence is fulness of joy; In thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

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