Psalm 16

1Protect me, God, because I depend on you. 2I said to the Lord, “Lord, you are my Master. Every good thing I have comes from you.” 3The Lord does wonderful things for his followers on earth. The Lord shows he truly loves them. 4But people who run to worship other gods will have much pain. I will not share in their gifts of blood that they offer to those idols. I will not even say the names of those idols. 5No, my share and my cup come only from the Lord. Lord, you support me. You give me my share. 6My share is very wonderful. My inheritance is very beautiful. 7I praise the Lord because he taught me well. Even at night, he put his instructions deep inside my mind. 8I keep the Lord before me always. And I will never leave his right side. 9So my heart and soul will be very happy. Even my body will live in safety. 10Why? Because, Lord, you will not leave my soul in the place of death. You will not let your faithful one rot in the grave. 11You will teach me the right way to live. Just being with you, Lord, will bring complete happiness. Being at your right side will bring happiness forever.

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