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You Will Not Abandon My Soul

A Miktam of David.

161Preserve me, O God, for in you I itake refuge.

See Ps. 11:1

2I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;

  jI have no good apart from you.”

[Ps. 73:25]

3As for kthe saints in the land, they are the excellent ones,

  in whom is all my delight.2

[Ex. 19:6; Deut. 7:6; 1 Pet. 2:9]

Or To the saints in the land, the excellent in whom is all my delight, I say:

4The sorrows of those who run after3 another god shall multiply;

  their drink offerings of blood I will not pour out

  or ltake their names on my lips.

Ex. 23:13; Josh. 23:7

Or who acquire

5The Lord is mmy chosen portion and my ncup;

  you hold my olot.

Ps. 125:3

Ps. 23:5; 116:13

Ps. 73:26; 119:57; 142:5; Num. 18:20; Lam. 3:24; [Deut. 32:9; Jer. 10:16; 51:19]

6pThe lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;

  indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.

Mic. 2:5

7I bless the Lord who qgives me counsel;

  in rthe night also my sheart instructs me.4

Ps. 7:9

Ps. 17:3; See Ps. 42:8

See 1 Sam. 23:9-12; 2 Sam. 5:18

Hebrew my kidneys instruct me

8tI have uset the Lord always before me;

  because he is at my vright hand, I shall not be wshaken.

Ps. 10:6; 15:5

Ps. 109:31; 110:5; 121:5

Ps. 119:30

Cited Acts 2:25-28

9Therefore my heart is glad, and my xwhole being5 rejoices;

  my flesh also dwells secure.

Ps. 30:12; 57:8; 108:1; Gen. 49:6

Hebrew my glory

10For you will not abandon my soul to ySheol,

  zor let your aholy one see bcorruption.6

Ps. 49:9; 103:4

Ps. 89:18; [Mark 1:24]

Cited Acts 13:35

See Job 21:13

Or see the pit

11You make known to me cthe path of life;

  in your presence there is dfullness of joy;

  at your right hand are epleasures forevermore.

Ps. 36:8

[Ps. 21:6]

Matt. 7:14