Amplified Bible

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.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

詩篇 16

信靠之福

大衛的詩。

1上帝啊!我投靠你,
求你保護我。
我對耶和華說:「你是我的主,
我美好的一切都從你而來。」
世上敬畏你的人極其尊貴,
是我所喜愛的。
追隨假神的人,其愁苦必有增無減。
我必不向他們的假神獻上血祭,
口中也不提假神的名號。
耶和華啊,你是我的一切,
你賜我一切福分,
你掌管我的一切。
你賜我佳美之地,
我的產業何其美!
我要稱頌賜我教誨的耶和華,
我的良心也在夜間提醒我。
我常以耶和華為念,
祂在我右邊,我必不動搖。
因此,我的心歡喜,
我的靈快樂,
我的身體也安然無恙。
10 你不會把我的靈魂撇在陰間,
也不會讓你的聖者身體朽壞。
11 你把生命之路指示我,
你右手有永遠的福樂,
我在你面前充滿喜樂。