| The Book of Psalms.|
The Harvard Classics. 190914.
|Jehovah the Psalmists Portion in Life and Deliverer in Death|
|Michtam of David.|
| ||PRESERVE me, O God; for in thee do I take refuge.|
| ||O my soul, thou hast said unto Jehovah, Thou art my 1 Lord:|
I have no good beyond thee.
| ||As 2 for the saints that are in the earth,|
They 3 are the excellent in whom is all my delight.
| ||Their sorrows shall be multiplied that give gifts for another god:|
Their drink-offerings of blood will I not offer,
Nor take their names upon my lips.
| ||Jehovah 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 heritage.
| ||I will bless Jehovah, who hath given me counsel;|
Yea, my heart 4 instructeth me in the night seasons.
| ||I have set Jehovah 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 dwell in 5 safety.
| ||For thou wilt not leave my soul to Sheol;|
Neither wilt thou suffer thy holy 6 one to see corruption. 7
| ||Thou wilt show me the path of life:|
In thy presence is fulness of joy;
In thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.