Tehillim - Psalms 16

1Michtam of David.

Keep me, O God; for I have taken refuge in Thee.

2I have said unto the Lord: ‘Thou art my Lord;I have no good but in Thee’;
3As for the holy that are in the earth,They are the excellent in whom is all my delight.
4Let the idols of them be multiplied that make suit unto another;Their drink-offerings of blood will I not offer,Nor take their names upon my lips.
5O Lord, the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup,Thou maintainest my lot.
6The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places;Yea, I have a goodly heritage.
7I will bless the Lord, who hath given me counsel;Yea, in the night seasons my reins instruct me.
8I have set the Lord always before me;Surely He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
9Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth; my flesh also dwelleth in safety;
10For Thou wilt not abandon my soul to the nether-world;Neither wilt Thou suffer Thy godly one to see the pit.
11Thou makest me to know the path of life;In Thy presence is fulness of joy,In Thy right hand bliss for evermore.