Psalms 16

1A michtam of David. Keep me, O God, for in you I take refuge. 2I said to the Lord, “You are my Lord, my happiness rests in you alone. 3Those who are holy in the land, they, they alone, are the noble ones; all my delight is in them.” 4Those who choose other gods find endless sorrow. In their offerings of blood I will have no part nor take their name on my lips. 5The Lord is my share and my portion, my fate is in your strong hands. 6The boundary lines of my life mark out delightful country, my heritage pleases me well. 7I praise the Lord for his counsel, which so stirs my heart in the night. 8I keep the Lord always in mind: with him at my hand, I can never be moved. 9So my heart is glad, there is joy inside me; and in safety of body I live. 10For you will not give me up to Sheol nor let any who love you see the pit. (Sheol h7585) 11You will show me the path that leads to life, to that fulness of joy which is in your presence, and the pleasures dispensed by your hand evermore.