Psalm 34 NLT

1 I will praise the at all times. I will constantly speak his praises.
2 I will boast only in the ; let all who are helpless take heart.
3 Come, let us tell of the ’s greatness; let us exalt his name together.
4 I prayed to the , and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears.
5 Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces.
6 In my desperation I prayed, and the listened; he saved me from all my troubles.
7 For the angel of the is a guard; he surrounds and defends all who fear him.
8 Taste and see that the is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!
9 Fear the , you his godly people, for those who fear him will have all they need.
10 Even strong young lions sometimes go hungry, but those who trust in the will lack no good thing.
11 Come, my children, and listen to me, and I will teach you to fear the .
12 Does anyone want to live a life that is long and prosperous?
13 Then keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies!
14 Turn away from evil and do good. Search for peace, and work to maintain it.
15 The eyes of the watch over those who do right; his ears are open to their cries for help.
16 But the turns his face against those who do evil; he will erase their memory from the earth.
17 The hears his people when they call to him for help. He rescues them from all their troubles.
18 The is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.
19 The righteous person faces many troubles, but the comes to the rescue each time.
20 For the protects the bones of the righteous; not one of them is broken!
21 Calamity will surely destroy the wicked, and those who hate the righteous will be punished.
22 But the will redeem those who serve him. No one who takes refuge in him will be condemned.