Psalms 34

Of David. When he pretended to be insane before Abimelek, who drove him away, and he left.

I will extol the  Lord at all times;
his praise will always be on my lips.
I will glory in the  Lord;
let the afflicted hear and rejoice.
Glorify the  Lord with me:
let us exalt his name together.
I sought the  Lord, and he answered me;
he delivered me from all my fears.
Those who look to him are radiant;
their faces are never covered with shame.
This poor man called, and the  Lord heard him;
he saved him out of all his troubles.
The angel of the  Lord encamps around those who fear him,
and he delivers them.
Taste and see that the  Lord is good;
blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.
Fear the  Lord, you his holy people,
for those who fear him lack nothing.
10 The lions may grow weak and hungry,
but those who seek the  Lord lack no good thing.
11 Come, my children, listen to me;
I will teach you the fear of the  Lord.
12 Whoever of you loves life
and desires to see many good days,
13 keep your tongue from evil
and your lips from telling lies.
14 Turn from evil and do good;
seek peace and pursue it.
15 The eyes of the  Lord are on the righteous,
and his ears are attentive to their cry;
16 but the face of the  Lord is against those who do evil,
to blot out their name from the earth.
17 The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them;
he delivers them from all their troubles.
18 The  Lord is close to the broken-hearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
19 The righteous person may have many troubles,
but the  Lord delivers him from them all;
20 he protects all his bones,
not one of them will be broken.
21 Evil will slay the wicked;
the foes of the righteous will be condemned.
22 The  Lord will rescue his servants;
no one who takes refuge in him will be condemned.
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