Psalms 34


The LORD Rescues from Afflictions

A psalm to David, when he changed his countenance before Abimelech, and he loosened him, and he went forth.

1I will bless the  lord at all time; always his praise is in my mouth. 2[3in 4the 5  lord 2shall applaud 1My soul]. Let [2hear 1the gentle] and be glad! 3Magnify the  lord with me! for we should raise up high his name together. 4I sought after the  lord, and he heeded me; and out of all my afflictions he rescued me. 5Come forward to him, and be enlightened! and your faces in no way shall be disgraced. 6This poor man cried out, and the  lord heard him; and from out of all his afflictions he delivered him. 7[3will encamp 1The angel 2of the  lord] round about the ones fearing him, and he will rescue them. 8Taste and see that [3is gracious 1the 2  lord]! Blessed is the man who hopes upon him. 9Let [3fear 4the 5  lord 1all 2his holy ones]! for there is no deficiency to the ones fearing him. 10The rich became poor, and they hunger; but the ones seeking after the  lord shall not lack any good thing. 11Come children, hear me! [3a fear 4of the  lord 1I will teach 2you]. 12Who is the man wanting life, loving [3days 1to behold 2good]? 13Cease your tongue from evil! and your lips, so as to not speak treachery. 14Turn aside from the bad, and do good! Seek peace, and pursue it! 15The eyes of the  lord are upon the just, and his ears are unto their supplication. 16But the face of the  lord is against the ones committing evils, to utterly destroy [2from 3the earth 1their memorial]. 17[3cried out 1The 2just], and the  lord heard them; and from out of all their afflictions he rescued them. 18The  lord is near to the ones being broken in heart; and the humble in spirit he shall deliver. 19Many are the afflictions of the just; and from out of all of them [3shall rescue 4them 1the 2  lord]. 20The  lord guards all their bones; [2one 3of 4them 1not] shall be broken. 21The death of sinners is a sorry state; and the ones detesting the just shall offend. 22The  lord shall ransom the souls of his servants; and in no way shall [6offend 1all 2the 3ones hoping 4upon 5him].
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