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.

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 16

Psalm 16

A miktam of David.

My God, keep me safe.
    I go to you for safety.

I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord.
    Without you, I don’t have anything that is good.”
I say about God’s people who live in our land, “They are the noble ones.
    I take great delight in them.”
Those who run after other gods
    will suffer more and more.
I will not pour out offerings of blood to those gods.
    My lips will not speak their names.

Lord, you alone are everything I need.
    You make my life secure.
I am very pleased with what you have given me.
    I am very happy with what I’ve received from you.

I will praise the Lord. He gives me good advice.
    Even at night my heart teaches me.
I keep my eyes always on the Lord.
    He is at my right hand.
    So I will always be secure.

So my heart is glad. Joy is on my tongue.
    My body also will be secure.
10 You will not leave me in the place of the dead.
    You will not let your faithful one rot away.
11 You always show me the path of life.
    You will fill me with joy when I am with you.
    You will make me happy forever at your right hand.