Psalm 34 LEB

Of David, when he {pretended to be crazy} in front of Abimelech so that he drove him out, and [so] he departed.

Thanksgiving for Yahweh’s Deliverance

1 abcI will bless Yahweh at all times; his praise [shall be] in my mouth continually.

References for Psalms 34:1

    • ŋ 34:1 - Literally "he changed his discernment"
    • Ō 34:1 - Literally "my father is king" whereas 1 Sam 21:10(9) has "Achish." "Abimelech" is perhaps an honorific title, since its literal meaning suggests a legitimate right to rule
    • ō 34:1 - The Hebrew Bible counts the superscription as the first verse of the psalm; the English verse number is reduced by one
      2 My soul makes its boast in Yahweh; let the humble hear and be glad.
      3 Magnify Yahweh with me, and let us exalt his name together.
      4 I sought Yahweh and he answered me, and from all my terrors he delivered me.
      5 They looked to him and were radiant, and their faces shall not be ashamed.d

      References for Psalms 34:5

        • Ŏ 34:5 - Or "and let not their faces be ashamed"
          6 This poor [man] called and Yahweh heard, and saved him from all his troubles.
          7 The angel of Yahweh encamps around [those who] fear him, and he rescues them.
          8 Taste and see that Yahweh [is] good; blessed [is] the man [who] takes refuge in him.
          9 Fear Yahweh, [you] his saints,e for there is no lack for [those who] fear him.

          References for Psalms 34:9

            • ŏ 34:9 - Or "holy ones"
              10 [The] young lions are in want and suffer hunger, but those who seek Yahweh will not lack for any good thing.
              11 Come, [you] children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of Yahweh.
              12 Who [is] the man who desires life, who loves [many] days in order to see good?
              13 Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit.
              14 Turn from evil and do good. Seek peace and pursue it.
              15 The eyes of Yahweh [are] toward [the] righteous, and his ears toward their cry for help.
              16 The face of Yahweh [is] against evildoers, to cut off the remembrance of them from [the] earth.
              17 Theyf cry out and Yahweh hears and delivers them from all [of] their troubles.

              References for Psalms 34:17

                • Ő 34:17 - That is, the righteous
                  18 Yahweh [is] near to [those who are] heartbroken and saves [those who are] crushed in spirit.
                  19 Many [are the] distresses of [the] righteous, but Yahweh delivers him out of them all.
                  20 [He] protects all his bones; not one of them is broken.
                  21 Evil will slay [the] wicked, and [those who] hate [the] righteous will incur guilt.
                  22 Yahweh redeems the life of his servants, and none who take refuge in him will incur guilt.