||English: New American Standard Bible
Psalms 34 [Commentary] |
||A Psalm of David when he feigned madness before Abimelech, who drove him away and he departed. I will bless the LORD at all times;
His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
||My soul will make its boast in the LORD;
The humble will hear it and rejoice.
||O magnify the LORD with me,
And let us exalt His name together.
||I sought the LORD, and He answered me,
And delivered me from all my fears.
||They looked to Him and were radiant,
And their faces will never be ashamed.
||This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him
And saved him out of all his troubles.
||The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear Him,
And rescues them.
||O taste and see that the LORD is good;
How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!
||O fear the LORD, you His saints;
For to those who fear Him there is no want.
||The young lions do lack and suffer hunger;
But they who seek the LORD shall not be in want of any good thing.
||Come, you children, listen to me;
I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
||Who is the man who desires life
And loves length of days that he may see good?
||Keep your tongue from evil
And your lips from speaking deceit.
||Depart from evil and do good;
Seek peace and pursue it.
||The eyes of the LORD are toward the righteous
And His ears are open to their cry.
||The face of the LORD is against evildoers,
To cut off the memory of them from the earth.
||The righteous cry, and the LORD hears
And delivers them out of all their troubles.
||The LORD is near to the brokenhearted
And saves those who are crushed in spirit.
||Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
But the LORD delivers him out of them all.
||He keeps all his bones,
Not one of them is broken.
||Evil shall slay the wicked,
And those who hate the righteous will be condemned.
||The LORD redeems the soul of His servants,
And none of those who take refuge in Him will be condemned.
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