Michtam of David.
Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.||
O my soul, thou hast said unto the LORD, Thou art my Lord: my goodness
extendeth not to thee;||
But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is
all my delight.||
Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god: their
drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my
The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou
maintainest my lot.||
The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly
I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct
me in the night seasons.||
"My reins also instruct me in the night seasons."
The Psalmist's kidneys (reins) instruct him at night.
I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I
shall not be moved.
Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall
rest in hope.||
For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine
Holy One to see corruption.||
(16:10) "Thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see
Is only God holy?
"At thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore."
Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at
thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.