Psalm 16

Psalm 16  •  2 min. read  •  grade level: 5
Michtam [A Golden Psalm] of David.
Preserve me, O El: for in thee do I put my trust.
O my soul, thou hast said unto Jehovah, Thou art Adonay: my goodness extendeth not to thee;
But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.
Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god: their drink offerings of blood will I
not offer, nor take up their names into my lips. Jehovah is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.
The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.
I will bless Jehovah, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.
I have set Jehovah always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.
For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
Thou wilt show me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are
pleasures for evermore.
16:1 Preserve me, El, for I trust in thee. 2, 3 Thou hast said to Jehovah, " Thou art Adonay: my goodness extends not to thee;" [Thou hast said to saints on earth and to the excellent, "In them is all my delight;" 4, woe to those who seek after another; 5-11 what Jehovah is to me [the speaker].
16.-Messiah first brought in as a man down here,-pleads his trust, ver. 1; the end of it fullness of joy in heaven, ver. 11; and,
17.- He pleads his righteousness, ver. 1; the end, ver. 15, satisfied when I awake with thy likeness.