Psalms - Chapter 16




The King James Version Basic English Version (BBE)

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

1 <Michtam. Of David.> Keep me safe, O God: for in you I have put my faith.

2 O my soul, thou hast said unto the LORD, Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee;

2 O my soul, you have said to the Lord, You are my Lord: I have no good but you.

3 But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.

3 As for the saints who are in the earth, they are the noble in whom is all my delight.

4 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.

4 Their sorrows will be increased who go after another god: I will not take drink offerings from their hands, or take their names on my lips.

5 The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.

5 The Lord is my heritage and the wine of my cup; you are the supporter of my right.

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

6 Fair are the places marked out for me; I have a noble heritage.

7 I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.

7 I will give praise to the Lord who has been my guide; knowledge comes to me from my thoughts in the night.

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

8 I have put the Lord before me at all times; because he is at my right hand, I will not be moved.

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

9 Because of this my heart is glad, and my glory is full of joy: while my flesh takes its rest in hope.

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

10 For you will not let my soul be prisoned in the underworld; you will not let your loved one see the place of death.

11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

11 You will make clear to me the way of life; where you are joy is complete; in your right hand there are pleasures for ever and ever.




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