You Will Not Abandon My Soul
A Miktam[a] of David.
1Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge. 2I say to the LORD, "You are my Lord;
I have no good apart from you."
3As for the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones,
in whom is all my delight.[b]
4The sorrows of those who run after[c] 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.
6 The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.
7I bless the LORD who gives me counsel;
in the night also my heart instructs me.[d]
8 I have set the LORD always before me;
because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.
9Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being[e] rejoices;
my flesh also dwells secure.
10For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol,
or let your holy one see corruption.[f]
11You make known to me the path of life;
in your presence there is fullness of joy;
at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
a. Psalm 16:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term
b. Psalm 16:3 Or To the saints in the land, the excellent in whom is all my delight, I say:
c. Psalm 16:4 Or who acquire
d. Psalm 16:7 Hebrew my kidneys instruct me
e. Psalm 16:9 Hebrew my glory
f. Psalm 16:10 Or see the pit