1 The inscription of a title: of David himself. Preserve me, O Lord, because I have hoped in you.
2 I have said to the Lord: "You are my God, so you have no need of my goodness."
3 As for the saints, who are in his land: they are noble, and pleasing to the Lord.
4 Those who court other gods, their infirmities have been multiplied. I will not gather for their blood sacrifices, nor will I remember their names with my lips.
5 The Lord is the portion of my inheritance and my cup. It is you who will restore my inheritance to me.
6 Pleasant places were given to me. And, indeed, my inheritance has been very fair.
7 I will bless the Lord, who has bestowed understanding upon me. My heart exhorts me, even through the night.
8 I have made provision for the Lord always in my sight. For he is at my right hand, so that my faith may not be shaken.
9 Because of this, my heart has been joyful, and my soul has exulted; my body will rest in hope.
10 For you will not abandon my soul to Hell, nor will you allow your holy one to see corruption.
11 You have shown to me the path to life; you will fill me with joy by your presence, the delights at your right hand forever.
1 Kings 19:16b, 19-21
But Elisha, the son of Shaphat, who is from Abelmeholah, you shall anoint to be a prophet in your place.
19 Therefore, Elijah, setting out from there, found Elisha, the son of Shaphat, plowing with twelve yoke of oxen. And he himself was one of those who were plowing with the twelve yoke of oxen. And when Elijah had gone to him, he cast his mantle over him.
20 And immediately, leaving behind the oxen, he ran after Elijah. And he said, "I beg you to let me kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow you." And he said to him: "Go, and turn back. For what was mine to do, I have done concerning you."
21 Then, turning back from him, he took a pair of oxen, and he slew them. And he cooked the flesh with the plow of the oxen. And he gave it to the people, and they ate. And rising up, he went and followed Elijah, and he ministered to him.
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