1 {[A Psalm] of David; when he changed his behaviour before Abimelech, who drove him away, and he departed.} I will bless Jehovah at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

References for Psalms 34:1

    • a 34:1 - Meaning, 'Father-king;' most probably the title of the Philistine kings.
      2 My soul shall make its boast in Jehovah: the meek shall hear, and rejoice.
      3 Magnify Jehovah with me, and let us exalt his name together.
      4 I sought Jehovah, and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears.
      5 They looked unto him, and were enlightened, and their faces were not confounded.

      References for Psalms 34:5

        • b 34:5 - Or 'shall not be.'
          6 This afflicted one called, and Jehovah heard [him], and saved him out of all his troubles.
          7 The angel of Jehovah encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.
          8 Taste and see that Jehovah is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him!

          References for Psalms 34:8

            • c 34:8 - Geber: so Ps. 40.4: see Job. 3.3.
              9 Fear Jehovah, ye his saints; for there is no want to them that fear him.
              10 The young lions are in need and suffer hunger; but they that seek Jehovah shall not want any good.
              11 Come, ye sons, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of Jehovah.
              12 What man is he that desireth life, [and] loveth days, that he may see good?
              13 Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile;
              14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
              15 The eyes of Jehovah are upon the righteous, and his ears are toward their cry;
              16 The face of Jehovah is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth:
              17 [The righteous] cry, and Jehovah heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.
              18 Jehovah is nigh to those that are of a broken heart, and saveth them that are of a contrite spirit.
              19 Many are the adversities of the righteous, but Jehovah delivereth him out of them all:
              20 He keepeth all his bones; not one of them is broken.
              21 Evil shall destroy the wicked; and they that hate the righteous shall bear their guilt.

              References for Psalms 34:21

                • d 34:21 - Or 'destroyeth utterly:' it is the intensive form of the verb: see 1Sam. 17.51.
                  22 Jehovah redeemeth the soul of his servants; and none of them that trust in him shall bear guilt.

                  References for Psalms 34:22

                    • e 34:22 - Or 'shall be condemned.'