You Will Not Forsake My Soul
A Mikhtam of David.
Keep me, O God, for I take refuge in You. 2
O my soul, you have said to Yahweh, “You are my Lord;
I have no good without You.” 3
As for the saints who are in the earth,
They are the majestic ones in whom is all my delight. 4
The pains of those who have bartered for another god will be multiplied;
I shall not pour out their drink offerings of blood,
Nor will I take their names upon my lips.
Yahweh is the portion of my inheritance and my cup;
You support my lot. 6
The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places;
Indeed, my inheritance is beautiful to me.
I will bless Yahweh who has counseled me;
Indeed, my mind instructs me in the night. 8
I have set Yahweh continually before me;
Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. 9
Therefore my heart is glad and my glory rejoices;
My flesh also will dwell securely. 10
For You will not forsake my soul to Sheol;
You will not give Your Holy One over to see corruption. 11
You will make known to me the path of life;
In Your presence is fullness of joy;
In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.