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This is a minor adaptation of the WEB to include nuanced meanings of particular ancient words for placenames, God and others of special interest. In general square brackets:[] are used to indicated words not found in the original text. It also indicates the 5 books of the Psalms; and a few passages considered by some to be of questionable authenticity.



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Psalm 16

A Poem by David. 1Preserve me, God, for in you do I take refuge. 2My soul, you have said to TheIAM, "You are my Lord. Apart from you I have no good thing." 3As for the saints who are in the earth, they are the excellent ones in whom is all my delight. 4Their sorrows shall be multiplied who give gifts to another [god]. Their drink offerings of blood I will not offer, nor take their names on my lips. 5TheIAM assigned my portion and my cup. You made my lot secure. 6The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places. Yes, I have a good inheritance. 7I will bless TheIAM, who has given me counsel. Yes, my heart instructs me in the night seasons. 8I have set TheIAM always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. 9Therefore my heart is glad, and my tongue rejoices. My body shall also dwell in safety. 10For you will not leave my soul in Sheol, neither will you allow your holy one to see corruption. 11You will show me the path of life. In your presence is fullness of joy. In your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.