Psalm 16 and 1 Corinthians 15:1-11
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Psalm 16

A Miktam of David.

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

          I say to the LORD, “You are my Lord;

                   I have no good apart from you.”      


          As for the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones,

                   in whom is all my delight.      


          The sorrows of those who run after another god shall multiply;

                   their drink offerings of blood I will not pour out

                   or take their names on my lips.       


          The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup;

                   you hold my lot.

          The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;

                   indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.     


          I bless the LORD who gives me counsel;

                   in the night also my heart instructs me.

          I have set the LORD always before me;

                   because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. 


          Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices;

                   my flesh also dwells secure.

          For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol,

                   or let your holy one see corruption. 


          You make known to me the path of life;

                   in your presence there is fullness of joy;

                   at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. 



1 Corinthians 15:1-11

Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.

For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me. For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me. Whether then it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed. 


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