Psalm 16
Good News Translation

A Prayer of Confidence+

1Protect me, O God; I trust in you for safety.

2I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;

all the good things I have come from you.”

3How excellent are the Lord's faithful people!

My greatest pleasure is to be with them.

4Those who rush to other gods

bring many troubles on themselves.+

I will not take part in their sacrifices;

I will not worship their gods.

5You, Lord, are all I have,

and you give me all I need;

my future is in your hands.

6How wonderful are your gifts to me;

how good they are!

7I praise the Lord, because he guides me,

and in the night my conscience warns me.

8 I am always aware of the Lord's presence;

he is near, and nothing can shake me.

9And so I am thankful and glad,

and I feel completely secure,

10 because you protect me from the power of death.

I have served you faithfully,

and you will not abandon me to the world of the dead.

11You will show me the path that leads to life;

your presence fills me with joy

and brings me pleasure forever.


HEBREW TITLE: A psalm by David.
16.4: Probable text Those … themselves; Hebrew unclear.

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