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Psalm 16

The Lord, the Psalmist’s Portion in Life and Deliverer in Death.

A [a]Mikhtam of David [probably intended to record memorable thoughts].

1Keep and protect me, O God, for in You I have placed my trust and found refuge.

I said to the Lord, “You are my Lord;
I have no good besides You.”

As for the saints (godly people) who are in the land,
They are the majestic and the noble and the excellent ones in whom is all my delight.

The sorrows [pain and suffering] of those who have chosen another god will be multiplied [because of their idolatry];
I will not pour out their drink offerings of blood,
Nor will I take their names upon my lips.


The Lord is the portion of my inheritance, my cup [He is all I need];
You support my lot.

The [boundary] lines [of the land] have fallen for me in pleasant places;
Indeed, my heritage is beautiful to me.


I will bless the Lord who has counseled me;
Indeed, my heart (mind) instructs me in the night.

I have set the Lord continually before me;
Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

Therefore my heart is glad and my glory [my innermost self] rejoices;
My body too will dwell [confidently] in safety,
10 
For You will not abandon me to Sheol (the nether world, the place of the dead),
Nor will You allow Your Holy One to undergo decay.
11 
You will show me the path of life;
In Your presence is fullness of joy;
In Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 16:1 Meaning uncertain; perhaps a poem.

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Salme 16

Glæden i Guds nærvær

1En sang af David.

Åh, Gud, beskyt mig,
    for jeg søger ly hos dig.
Du er min Herre, og alt det gode,
    jeg har oplevet, kommer fra dig.

De gudfrygtige i landet er mine helte,
    og jeg glæder mig over dem.
Men de, som tilbeder andre guder,
    oplever mange sorger.
Jeg vil ikke nævne deres guders navne
    eller være med til at bringe dem ofre.

Herre, du opfylder alle mine behov,
    mit liv er i dine hænder.
Du har velsignet mig med et herligt land
    og givet mig en vidunderlig arv.

Jeg vil prise Herren, min Rådgiver,
    selv om natten vejleder han mig.
Jeg stoler altid på Herren.
    Han står ved min side, så jeg ikke falder.
Derfor kan jeg fryde mig og synge glædessange.
    Også mit legeme er i sikkerhed,
10 for du vil ikke efterlade mig blandt de døde.
    Du vil ikke lade din hengivne tjener gå i forrådnelse.
11 Du har vist mig vejen til livet,
    hos dig fyldes jeg med glæde,
        du giver mig den evige herlighed.