Psalm 34 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 I will thank the LORD at all times. My lips will always praise him. 1 I will extol the LORD at all times; his praise will always be on my lips.
2 I will honor the Lord. Let those who are hurting hear and be joyful. 2 My soul will boast in the LORD; let the afflicted hear and rejoice.
3 Join me in giving glory to the Lord. Let us honor him together. 3 Glorify the LORD with me; let us exalt his name together.
4 I looked to the Lord, and he answered me. He saved me from everything I was afraid of. 4 I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.
5 Those who look to him beam with joy. They are never put to shame. 5 Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.
6 This poor man called out, and the LORD heard him. He saved him out of all of his troubles. 6 This poor man called, and the LORD heard him; he saved him out of all his troubles.
7 The angel of the LORD stands guard around those who have respect for him. And he saves 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 man who goes to him for safety. 8 Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.
9 You people of God, have respect for the Lord. Those who respect him have everything they need. 9 Fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him lack nothing.
10 The lions may grow weak and hungry. But those who look to the LORD have every good thing they need. 10 The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.
11 My children, come. Listen to me. I will teach you to have respect for the Lord. 11 Come, my children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
12 Do you love life and want to see many good days? 12 Whoever of you loves life and desires to see many good days,
13 Then keep your tongues from speaking evil. Keep your lips from telling lies. 13 keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking lies.
14 Turn away from evil, and do good. Look for peace, and go after it. 14 Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.
15 The LORD looks with favor on those who are godly. His ears are open to their cry. 15 The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their cry;
16 The LORD doesn't look with favor on those who do evil. He removes 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 Godly people cry out, and the LORD hears them. He saves them from all of their troubles. 17 The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.
18 The LORD is close to those whose hearts have been broken. He saves those whose spirits have been crushed. 18 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
19 Anyone who does what is right may have many troubles. But the LORD saves him from all of them. 19 A righteous man may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all;
20 The LORD watches over all of his bones. Not one of them will be broken. 20 he protects all his bones, not one of them will be broken.
21 Sinners will be killed by their own evil. The enemies of godly people will be judged. 21 Evil will slay the wicked; the foes of the righteous will be condemned.
22 The LORD sets those who serve him free. No one who goes to him for safety will be judged. 22 The LORD redeems his servants; no one will be condemned who takes refuge in him.