Psalms 34

By David; when he pretended to be insane before Abimelech, who drove him away, and he departed.

ALEPH

I will bless the  Lord at all times.
His praise will always be in my mouth.
My soul shall boast in the  Lord.
The humble shall hear of it, and be glad.
Oh magnify the  Lord with me.
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.
Their faces shall never be covered with shame.
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 delivers them.
Oh taste and see that the  Lord is good.
Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.
Oh fear the  Lord, you his holy ones,
for there is no lack with those who fear him.
10 The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger,
but those who seek the  Lord shall not lack any good thing.
11 Come, you children, listen to me.
I will teach you the fear of the  Lord.
12 Who is someone who desires life,
and loves many days, that he may see good?
13 Keep your tongue from evil,
and your lips from speaking lies.
14 Depart from evil, and do good.
Seek peace, and pursue it.
15 The  Lord's eyes are toward the righteous.
His ears listen to their cry.
16 The  Lord's face is against those who do evil,
34:12-16 1Peter 3:10-12

to cut off the memory of them from the earth.
17 They cried, and the  Lord hears,
and delivers them out of all their troubles.
18 The  Lord is near to those who have a broken heart,
and saves those who have a crushed spirit.
19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
but the  Lord delivers him out of them all.
20 He protects all of his bones.
Not one of them is broken.
John 19:36

21 Evil shall kill the wicked.
Those who hate the righteous shall be condemned.
22 The  Lord redeems the soul of his servants.
None of those who take refuge in him shall be condemned.
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