A psalma of David.
1 Keep me safe, O God,
for I have come to you for refuge.
2 I said to the Lord, “You are my Master!
Every good thing I have comes from you.”
3 The godly people in the land
are my true heroes!
I take pleasure in them!
4 Troubles multiply for those who chase after other gods.
I will not take part in their sacrifices of blood
or even speak the names of their gods.
9 No wonder my heart is glad, and I rejoice.b
My body rests in safety.
10 For you will not leave my soul among the deadc
or allow your holy oned to rot in the grave.
11 You will show me the way of life,
granting me the joy of your presence
and the pleasures of living with you forever.e
a. 16:Title Hebrew miktam. This may be a literary or musical term.
b. 16:9 Greek version reads and my tongue shouts his praises. Compare Acts 2:26.
c. 16:10a Hebrew in Sheol.
d. 16:10b Or your Holy One.
e. 16:11 Greek version reads You have shown me the way of life, / and you will fill me with the joy of your presence. Compare Acts 2:28.