Yahweh leads me in joy (Ps 16:9-16:11)

“Therefore my heart is glad.

My soul rejoices.

My body also rests secure.

You do not give me up to Sheol!

You do not let your faithful one see the pit!

You show me the path of life.

In your presence

There is fullness of joy.

In your right hand

There are pleasures forevermore.”

The psalmist’s heart is glad. His soul rejoices. His body rests secure. He is content. He will not be given up to Sheol or the pit, the death of the underworld. Instead the psalmist will have the path of life. In the presence of Yahweh, he will be filled with joy and everlasting pleasure. The contrast is stark as this psalm ends between death versus everlasting pleasure, joy, and happiness.