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Psalm 34 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 I will thank the LORD at all times. My mouth will always praise him. 1 I will extol the LORD at all times; his praise will always be on my lips.
2 My soul will boast about the LORD. Those who are oppressed will hear it and rejoice. 2 My soul will boast in the LORD; let the afflicted hear and rejoice.
3 Praise the LORD's greatness with me. Let us highly honor his name together. 3 Glorify the LORD with me; let us exalt his name together.
4 I went to the LORD for help. He answered me and rescued me from all my fears. 4 I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.
5 All who look to him will be radiant. Their faces will never be covered with shame. 5 Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.
6 Here is a poor man who called out. The LORD heard him and saved him from all his troubles. 6 This poor man called, and the LORD heard him; he saved him out of all his troubles.
7 The Messenger of the LORD camps around those who fear him, and he rescues them. 7 The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them.
8 Taste and see that the LORD is good. Blessed is the person who takes refuge in him. 8 Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.
9 Fear the LORD, you holy people who belong to him. Those who fear him are never in need. 9 Fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him lack nothing.
10 Young lions go hungry and may starve, but those who seek the LORD's help have all the good things they need. 10 The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.
11 Come, children, listen to me. I will teach you the fear of the LORD. 11 Come, my children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
12 Which of you wants a full life? Who would like to live long enough to enjoy good things? 12 Whoever of you loves life and desires to see many good days,
13 Keep your tongue from saying evil things and your lips from speaking deceitful things. 13 keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking lies.
14 Turn away from evil, and do good. Seek peace, and pursue it! 14 Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.
15 The LORD's eyes are on righteous people. His ears hear their cry for help. 15 The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their cry;
16 The LORD confronts those who do evil in order to wipe out all memory of them from the earth. 16 the face of the LORD is against those who do evil, to cut off the memory of them from the earth.
17 [Righteous people] cry out. The LORD hears and rescues them from all their troubles. 17 The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.
18 The LORD is near to those whose hearts are humble. He saves those whose spirits are crushed. 18 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
19 The righteous person has many troubles, but the LORD rescues him from all of them. 19 A righteous man may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all;
20 The LORD guards all of his bones. Not one of them is broken. 20 he protects all his bones, not one of them will be broken.
21 Evil will kill wicked people, and those who hate righteous people will be condemned. 21 Evil will slay the wicked; the foes of the righteous will be condemned.
22 The LORD protects the souls of his servants. All who take refuge in him will never be condemned. 22 The LORD redeems his servants; no one will be condemned who takes refuge in him.