David, in distrust of merits, and hatred of idolatry, fleeth to God for preservation.
Psalms 16:1 A Secret Treasure of David. Preserve me, O God, for I did trust in Thee. Psalms 16:2 Thou hast said to Jehovah, 'My Lord Thou [art];' My good [is] not for thine own sake; Psalms 16:3 For the holy ones who [are] in the land, And the honourable, all my delight [is] in them. Psalms 16:4 Multiplied are their griefs, [Who] have hastened backward; I pour not out their libations of blood, Nor do I take up their names on my lips.
He sheweth the hope of his calling, of the resurrection, and life everlasting.
Psalms 16:5 Jehovah [is] the portion of my share, and of my cup, ThouThou dost uphold my lot. Psalms 16:6 Lines have fallen to me in pleasant places, Yea, a beauteous inheritance [is] for me. Psalms 16:7 I bless Jehovah who hath counselled me; Also [in] the nights my reins instruct me. Psalms 16:8 I did place Jehovah before me continually, Becauseat my right hand I am not moved. Psalms 16:9 Therefore hath my heart been glad, And my honour doth rejoice, Also my flesh dwelleth confidently: Psalms 16:10 For Thou dost not leave my soul to Sheol, Nor givest thy saintly one to see corruption. Psalms 16:11 Thou causest me to know the path of life; Fulness of joys [is] with Thy presence, Pleasant things by Thy right hand for ever!