The Presence of the LORD
A Miktam a of David.
1Preserve me, O God,
for in You I take refuge.
2 I said to the LORD, “You are my Lord;
apart from You I have no good thing.”
3 As for the saints in the land,
they are the excellence
in whom all my delight resides.
4 Sorrows will multiply
to those who chase other gods.
I will not pour out their libations of blood,
or speak their names with my lips.
5 The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup;
You have made my lot secure.
6 The lines of my boundary have fallen in pleasant places;
surely my inheritance is delightful.
7 I will bless the LORD who counsels me;
even at night my conscience instructs me. b
Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
9 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
my body also will dwell securely. d
10 For You will not abandon my soul to Sheol,
nor will You let Your Holy One see decay. e
11 You have made known to me the path of life;
You will fill me with joy in Your presence, f
with eternal pleasures at Your right hand.
1 a Miktam is probably a musical or liturgical term; used for Psalm 16 and Psalms 56–60.
7 b Or my heart instructs me ; Hebrew my kidneys instruct me
8 c LXX I foresaw
9 d LXX will dwell in hope
10 e Cited in Acts 13:35
11 f Cited in Acts 2:25–28