Psalms 34

A Psalm of David, when he changed his countenance before Abimelech; and he let him go, and he departed.

1 I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall be continually in my mouth. 2My soul shall boast in the Lord; let the meek hear, and rejoice. 3Magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together. 4I sought the Lord diligently, and He hearkened to me, and delivered me from all my sojournings. 5Draw near to Him, and be enlightened; and your faces shall by no means be ashamed. 6This poor man cried, and the Lord hearkened to him, and delivered him out of all his afflictions. 7The angel of the Lord will encamp round about them that fear Him, and will deliver them. 8Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who hopes in Him. 9Fear the Lord, all you His saints; for there is no lack to them that fear Him. 10The rich have become poor and hungry; but they that seek the Lord diligently shall not lack any good thing. Pause. 11Come, you children, hear me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord. 12What man is there that desires life, loving to see good days? 13Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking guile. 14Turn away from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it. 15The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their prayer; 16but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil, to destroy their memorial from the earth. The righteous cried, and the Lord hearkened to them, 17and delivered them out of all their afflictions. 18The Lord is near to them that are of a contrite heart; and will save the lowly in spirit. 19Many are the afflictions of the righteous; but out of them all the Lord shall deliver them. 20He keeps all their bones; not one of them shall be broken. 21The death of sinners is evil; and they that hate righteousness will go wrong. 22The Lord will redeem the souls of His servants; and none of those that hope in Him shall go wrong.
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