Chapter 16

David showeth the hope of life everlasting. (Michtam of David.)

1)Preserve me, O God; for in thee do I put my trust.

2)Thou hast said unto me, that thou art the Lord my God, and, My goodness is extended unto thee;

3)And to all the saints that dwell in the earth, and the excellent, in whom is all my delight.

4)And the wicked, there is no delight in them; their sorrows shall be multiplied upon all those who hasten for to seek another god; their drink offerings of blood will I not accept, nor take up their names into my lips.

5)Therefore thou, Lord, art the portion of mine inheritance, and of my cup; thou maintainest my lot.

6)The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea I have a goodly heritage.

7)I will bless the Lord, who hath given me counsel; my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.

8)I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

9)Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth; my flesh also shall rest in hope.

10)For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

11)Thou wilt show me the path of life; in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures forevermore.