A mikʹtam* of David.
16 Protect me, O God, for I have taken refuge in you.+
2 I have said to Jehovah: “You are Jehovah, my Source of goodness.
3 And the holy ones in the earth,
The majestic ones, bring me great delight.”+
4 Those who pursue other gods multiply their sorrows.+
I will never pour out their drink offerings of blood,
Nor will my lips mention their names.+
5 Jehovah is my portion, my allotted share,+ and my cup.+
You safeguard my inheritance.
6 Pleasant places have been measured out to me.
Yes, I am content with my inheritance.+
7 I will praise Jehovah, who has given me advice.+
Even during the night, my innermost thoughts* correct me.+
8 I keep Jehovah before me constantly.+
Because he is at my right hand, I will never be shaken.*+
9 So my heart rejoices, my whole being* is joyful.
And I reside* in security.
10 For you will not leave me in* the Grave.*+
You will not allow your loyal one to see the pit.*+
11 You make known to me the path of life.+
In your presence* is abundant joy;+
There is happiness* at your right hand forever.