THE *BOOK OF
Psalm 16 ©
David prays for preservation, renouncing his own merits before God, detesting all idolatry and making a cheerful profession of his faith in the Messiah, by Whom, he and all believers, having communion with God, are sure to partake of the blessed resurrection and eternal life; meanwhile the Lord Christ Himself is introduced here, speaking of His death, resurrection and everlasting glory, to the benefit of His own.
Michtam1 of David.
PRESERVE me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.
O my soul, 2thou hast said unto the LORD, Thou art 3my Lord: mya4goodness extendeth not to thee;
But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the 5excellent, in whom is all my delight.
Their sorrows shall be multiplied that 6hasten after 7another god: 8their drink offerings of blood will I not 9offer, nor take up their names 10into my lips.
Theb LORD is the 11portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou 12maintainest my lot.
The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have 13a goodly heritage.
I will 14bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my 15reins also instruct me 16in the night seasons.
17Ic have set the LORD always 18before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be 19moved.
Therefore my heart is glad, and my 20glory rejoiceth: my 21flesh also shall rest 22in hope.
Ford thou wilt not leave my 23soul in 24hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine 25Holy One to 26see 27corruption.
Thou wilt shew me the 28path of life: in thy 29presence is fulness 30of joy; at thy 31right hand there are pleasures for evermore.