A Messianic Psalm of David-He rejoices in the saints that are in the earth; in his own future redemption from hell; in the fact that God will not suffer his Holy One (Christ) to see corruption; and that fulness of joy is found in the Lord's presence.


  1 Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.

  2 O my soul, thou hast said unto the Lord, Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee;

  3 But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.

  4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips.

  5 The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.

  6 The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.

  7 I will bless the Lord, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.

  8 I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

  9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.

  10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

  11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.