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Psalm 16 NET

16:1 A prayer of David.

Protect me, O God, for I have taken shelter in you.

2 I say to the Lord, “You are the Lord,

my only source of well-being.”

3 As for God’s chosen people who are in the land,

and the leading officials I admired so much—

4 their troubles multiply;

they desire other gods.

I will not pour out drink offerings of blood to their gods,

nor will I make vows in the name of their gods.

5 Lord, you give me stability and prosperity;

you make my future secure.

6 It is as if I have been given fertile fields

or received a beautiful tract of land.

7 I will praise the Lord who guides me;

yes, during the night I reflect and learn.

8 I constantly trust in the Lord;

because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

9 So my heart rejoices

and I am happy;

my life is safe.

10 You will not abandon me to Sheol;

you will not allow your faithful follower to see the Pit.

11 You lead me in the path of life.

I experience absolute joy in your presence;

you always give me sheer delight.

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