Psalms 16

Thomson(i) 1 An inscription for a pillar. By David. Preserve me, Lord: for in thee I have trusted. 2 I said to the Lord, Thou art my Lord: thou hast no need of my goods. 3 By the hallowed things in this land of his he had marvellously displayed all his designs. 4 Their infirmities were multiplied: after these hallowed things they hastened. I will no more assemble their congregations for blood, nor make mention of their names with my lips. 5 The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou art he who restoreth me mine inheritance. 6 The lines have fallen to me in the best places: for this inheritance of mine is the best for me. 7 I will bless the Lord who hath given me understanding: even now at night my reins have instructed me. 8 I saw the Lord continually before me. Because he is at my right hand that I may not be moved; 9 therefore my heart was gladdened; and my tongue exulted with joy: moreover my flesh also will dwell in hope; 10 that thou wilt not leave my soul in the mansion of the dead nor suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. 11 Thou hast made known to me the ways of life: thou with thy presence wilt fill me with joy. At thy right hand are pleasures for evermore.