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Ketuvim - Writings


Chapter 16

1 Michtam of David. Keep me, O G-d; for I have taken refuge in Thee.
2 I have said unto HaShem: 'Thou art my L-rd; I have no good but in Thee';
3 As for the holy that are in the earth, they are the excellent in whom is all my delight.
4 Let the idols of them be multiplied that make suit unto another; their drink-offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take their names upon my lips.
5 O HaShem, the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup, Thou maintainest my lot.
6 The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.
7 I will bless HaShem, who hath given me counsel; yea, in the night seasons my reins instruct me.
8 I have set HaShem always before me; surely He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth; my flesh also dwelleth in safety;
10 For Thou wilt not abandon my soul to the nether-world; neither wilt Thou suffer Thy godly one to see the pit.
11 Thou makest me to know the path of life; in Thy presence is fulness of joy, in Thy right hand bliss for evermore.
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