David, in distrust of merits, and hatred of idolatry, fleeth to God for preservation.
Psalms 16:1 The inscription of a title to David himself. Preserve me, O Lord, for I have put my trust in thee. Psalms 16:2 I have said to the Lord, thou art my God, for thou hast no need of my goods. Psalms 16:3 To the saints, who are in his land, he hath made wonderful all my desires in them. Psalms 16:4 Their infirmities were multiplied: afterwards they made haste. I will not gather together their meetings for bloodofferings: nor will I be mindful of their names by my lips.
He sheweth the hope of his calling, of the resurrection, and life everlasting.
Psalms 16:5 The Lord is the portion of my inheritance and of my cup: it is thou that wilt restore my inheritance to me. Psalms 16:6 The lines are fallen unto me in goodly places: for my inheritance is goodly to me. Psalms 16:7 I will bless the Lord, who hath given me understanding: moreover, my reins also have corrected me even till night. Psalms 16:8 I set the Lord always in my sight: for he is at my right hand, that I be not moved. Psalms 16:9 Therefore my heart hath been glad, and my tongue hath rejoiced: moreover, my flesh also shall rest in hope. Psalms 16:10 Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; nor wilt thou give thy holy one to see corruption. Psalms 16:11 Thou hast made known to me the ways of life, thou shalt fill me with joy with thy countenance: at thy right hand are delights even to the end.