16:1 Michtam of David. Preserve me, O God; for in you I take refuge.
16:2 I have said to Yahweh, You are my Lord: I have no good beyond you.
16:3 As for the saints who are in the earth, They are the majestic ones in whom is all my delight.
16:4 Their sorrows will be multiplied who hurry for another [god]: Their drink-offerings of blood I will not offer, Nor take their names on my lips.
16:5 Yahweh is the portion of my inheritance and of my cup: You maintain my lot.
16:6 The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; Yes, I have a goodly heritage.
16:7 I will bless Yahweh, who has given me counsel; Yes, my heart instructs me in the night seasons.
16:8 I have set Yahweh always before me: Because he is at my right hand, I will not be moved.
16:9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will stay in safety.
16:10 For you will not leave my soul to Sheol; Neither will you allow your holy one to see the pit.
16:11 You will show me the path of life: In your presence is fullness of joy; In your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.