A mikʹtam* of David.
16 Keep me, O God,* for I have taken refuge in you.+
2 I have said* to Jehovah: “You are Jehovah;* my goodness is, not for your sake,+
3 [But] to the holy ones that are in the earth.
They, even the majestic ones, are the ones in whom is all my delight.”+
4 Pains become many to those [who], when there is someone else, do hurry [after him].+
I shall not pour out their drink offerings of blood,+
And I shall not carry their names upon my lips.+
6 The measuring lines themselves have fallen for me in pleasant places.+
Really, [my own] possession* has proved agreeable to me.
7 I shall bless Jehovah, who has given me advice.+
8 I have placed Jehovah in front of me constantly.+
Because [he] is at my right hand, I shall not be made to totter.+
9 Therefore my heart does rejoice, and my glory* is inclined to be joyful.+
Also, my own flesh will reside in security.+