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Psalm 16

Protect me, O God, for I take refuge in you;
     I have said to the LORD, You are my Lord,
     my good above all other.

All my delight is upon the godly that are in the land,
     upon those who are noble among the people.
But those who run after other gods
     shall have their troubles multiplied.
Their libations of blood I will not offer,
     nor take the names of their gods upon my lips.
O LORD, you are my portion and my cup;
     it is you who uphold my lot.
My boundaries enclose a pleasant land;
     indeed, I have a goodly heritage.
I will bless the LORD who gives me counsel;
     my heart teaches me, night after night.
I have set the LORD always before me;
     because he is at my right hand I shall not fall.
My heart, therefore, is glad, and my spirit rejoices;
     my body also shall rest in hope.
For you will not abandon me to the grave,
     nor let your holy one see the Pit.
You will show me the path of life;
     in your presence there is fullness of joy,
     and in your right hand are pleasures for evermore.