Psalm 34

Psalm 34  •  2 min. read  •  grade level: 6
A Psalm of David, when he changed his behavior before Abimelech; who drove him away, and he departed.
I will bless Jehovah at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
My soul shall make her boast in Jehovah: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.
O magnify Jehovah with me, and let us exalt his name together.
I sought Jehovah, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.
This poor man cried, and Jehovah heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.
The angel of Jehovah encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.
O taste and see that Jehovah is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
O fear Jehovah, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.
The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek Jehovah shall not want any good thing. Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of Jehovah.
What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good?
Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.
Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
The eyes of Jehovah are upon the righteous, and his is ears are open unto their cry.
The face of Jehovah is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth. The righteous cry, and Jehovah heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.
Jehovah is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but Jehovah delivereth him out of them all.
He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.
Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.
Jehovah redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate.
34:1, 2 I joy in Jehovah to the joy of the humble; 3, call to join; (v. 4) 1, (v. 5) they, (v. 6) this one, they called and (v. 7) were helped; 8, calls saints (v. 9) to fear and learn about him, 10-22, as being for the believer and against the wicked.