Psalm 16 (NLT)

Psalm 16 (NLT)

A psalm[a] of David.

1 Keep me safe, O God, for I have come to you for refuge.

2 I said to the Lord, “You are my Master! Every good thing I have comes from you.”

3 The godly people in the land are my true heroes! I take pleasure in them!

4 Troubles multiply for those who chase after other gods. I will not take part in their sacrifices of blood or even speak the names of their gods.

5 Lord, you alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing. You guard all that is mine.

6 The land you have given me is a pleasant land. What a wonderful inheritance!

7 I will bless the Lord who guides me; even at night my heart instructs me.

8 I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.

9 No wonder my heart is glad, and I rejoice.[b] My body rests in safety.

10 For you will not leave my soul among the dead[c] or allow your holy one[d] to rot in the grave.

11 You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever.[e]


• 16:Title Hebrew miktam. This may be a literary or musical term.

• 16:9 Greek version reads and my tongue shouts his praises. Compare Acts 2:26.

• 16:10a Hebrew in Sheol.

• 16:10b Or your Holy One.

• 16:11 Greek version reads You have shown me the way of life, / and you will fill me with the joy of your presence. Compare Acts 2:28.