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Psalms 16 from Scroll 4Q85 Psalmsc

The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places.

Yes, I have a good inheritance.

I will bless Yahweh, who has given me counsel.

Yes, my heart instructs me in the night seasons.

I have set Yahweh always before me.

Because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

Therefore my heart is glad, and my tongue rejoices.

My body shall also dwell in safety.

10 For you will not leave my soul in Sheol

neither will you allow your holy one to see corruption.

 

Psalms 16 from Scroll Nahal Hever Psalms

A Poem by David.

1 Preserve me, God, for I take refuge in you.

 

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