King James Version

Psalm 16

1Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.

O my soul, thou hast said unto the Lord, Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee;

But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.

Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips.

The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.

The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.

I will bless the Lord, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.

I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.

10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

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.