16:1 Michtam of David. Keep me, O God; for I have taken refuge in Thee.
16:2 I have said unto the Lord: 'Thou art my L-rd; I have no good but in Thee';
16:3 As for the holy that are in the earth, they are the excellent in whom is all my delight.
16:4 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.
16:5 O the Lord, the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup, Thou maintainest my lot.
16:6 The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.
16:7 I will bless the Lord, who hath given me counsel; yea, in the night seasons my reins instruct me.
16:8 I have set the Lord always before me; surely He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
16:9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth; my flesh also dwelleth in safety;
16:10 For Thou wilt not abandon my soul to the nether-world; neither wilt Thou suffer Thy godly one to see the pit.
16:11 Thou makest me to know the path of life; in Thy presence is fulness of joy, in Thy right hand bliss for evermore.
mikhtâm ledhâvidh shâmerêniy 'êl kiy-châsiythiy
16:1 mikhtâm ledhâvidh shâmerêniy 'êl kiy-châsiythiy bhâkh
16:2 'âmartlayhvh 'adhonây 'âttâh thobhâthiy bal-`âleykha
16:3 liqdhoshiym 'asher-bâ'ârets hêmmâh ve'addiyrêy kol-chephtsiy-bhâm
16:4 yirbu `atsebhothâm'achêr mâhâru bal-'assiykh niskêyhem middâm ubhal-'esâ' 'eth-shemothâm `al-sephâthây
16:5 Adonay menâth-chelqiy vekhosiy 'attâhtomiykh gorâliy
16:6 chabhâliym nâphlu-liy banne`imiym 'aph-nachalâthshâphrâh `âlây
16:7 'abhârêkh 'eth-Adonay 'asher ye`âtsâniy 'aph-lêylothyisseruniy khilyothây
16:8 shivviythiy Adonay leneghdiy thâmiydh kiymiymiyniy bal-'emmoth
16:9 lâkhên sâmach libbiy vayyâghel kebhodhiy'aph-besâriy yishkon lâbhethach
16:10 kiy lo'-tha`azobh naphshiy lish'ol lo'-thittênchasiydhkha lir'oth shâchath
16:11 todhiy`êniy 'orach chayyiym sobha` semâchoth'eth-pâneykha
ne`imoth biymiynkha netsach --
version of the psalms is from the Jewish Publication Society (JPS),
a translation of the Hebrew Bible published in 1917.
The text is in the public domain.
Source for English: http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/jps/psa.htm
Source for transliteration: http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/tv/psa.htm
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