Psalm 16

1 Preserve me, O God:
    for in you have I taken refuge.
2 I have said to the Lord, You are my lord:
    and all my good depends on you.
3 As for those who are held holy on the earth:
    the other gods in whom people delight,
4 Though the idols are many that they run after:
    their offerings of blood I will not offer, nor take their name upon my lips.
5 The Lord is my appointed portion and my cup:
    you hold my lot in your hands.
6 The share that has fallen to me is in pleasant places:
    and a fair land is my possession.
7 I will bless the Lord who has given me counsel:
    at night also he has instructed my heart.
8 I have set the Lord always before me:
    he is at my right hand, and I shall not fall.
9 Therefore my heart is glad and my spirit rejoices:
    my flesh also shall rest secure.
10 For you will not give me over to the power of death:
    nor suffer your faithful one to see the Pit.
11 You will show me the path of life:
    in your presence is the fulness of joy, and from your right hand flow delights for evermore.