The Psalms: Book 1, Psalm 34

Psalm 34  •  2 min. read  •  grade level: 5
Book First
Chap. 34
1 Of David, when he changeth his judgment before Abimelech; and he driveth him away, and he departeth.
2 I will bless Jehovah at all times: his praise [shall be] continually in my mouth.
3 My soul shall glory in Jehovah; the afflicted 1 shall hear and be glad.
4 Exalt ye Jehovah with me, and let us extol his name together.
5 I sought Jehovah, and he answered me, and he delivered me from all my fears.
6 They looked unto him and they shone;2 and their faces shall not be ashamed.
7 This afflicted one called and Jehovah heard and saved him out of all his distresses.
8 The angel of Jehovah encampeth round about those who fear him and delivereth them.
9 Taste ye and see that Jehovah [is] good; blessed [is] the man that trusteth in him.
10 Fear ye Jehovah, ye his holy ones; for there is no want to those who fear him.
11 Young lions have been in want and have suffered hunger; but those who seek Jehovah shall not lack any good thing.
12 Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of Jehovah.
13 Who [is] the man that desireth life, loving days that he may see good?
14 Keep thy tongue from evil and thy lips from speaking deceit.
15 Depart from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.
16 The eyes of Jehovah [are] upon the righteous and his ears toward their cry.
17 The face of Jehovah [is] against those that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
18 They cried, and Jehovah heard and he delivered them from all their distresses.
19 Jehovah [is] nigh unto the broken in heart and he saveth the contrite in spirit.
20 Many [are] the troubles of the righteous [one]; but out of them all Jehovah delivereth him,
21 Keeping all his bones: not one of them hath been broken.
22 Evil shall slay the wicked, and those who hate the righteous shall incur guilt.3
23 Jehovah redeemeth the soul of his servants, and all those who trust in him shall not incur guilt.4