Psalm 34 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise will always be in my mouth. 1 I will extol the LORD at all times; his praise will always be on my lips.
2 I praise the LORD— let the suffering listen and rejoice. 2 My soul will boast in the LORD; let the afflicted hear and rejoice.
3 Magnify the LORD with me! Together let us lift his name up high! 3 Glorify the LORD with me; let us exalt his name together.
4 I sought the LORD and he answered me. He delivered me from all my fears. 4 I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.
5 Those who look to God will shine; their faces are never ashamed. 5 Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.
6 This suffering person cried out: the LORD listened and saved him from every trouble. 6 This poor man called, and the LORD heard him; he saved him out of all his troubles.
7 On every side, the LORD's messenger protects those who honor God; and he delivers them. 7 The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them.
8 Taste and see how good the LORD is! The one who takes refuge in him is truly happy! 8 Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.
9 You who are the LORD's holy ones, honor him, because those who honor him don't lack a thing. 9 Fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him lack nothing.
10 Even strong young lions go without and get hungry, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing. 10 The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.
11 Come, children, listen to me. Let me teach you how to honor the LORD: 11 Come, my children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
12 Do you love life; do you relish the chance to enjoy good things? 12 Whoever of you loves life and desires to see many good days,
13 Then you must keep your tongue from evil and keep your lips from speaking lies! 13 keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking lies.
14 Turn away from evil! Do good! Seek peace and go after it! 14 Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.
15 The LORD's eyes watch the righteous, his ears listen to their cries for help. 15 The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their cry;
16 But the LORD's face is set against those who do evil, to eliminate even the 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 When the righteous cry out, the LORD listens; he delivers 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 close to the brokenhearted; 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 have many problems, but the LORD delivers them from every one. 19 A righteous man may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all;
20 He protects all their bones; not even one will be broken. 20 he protects all his bones, not one of them will be broken.
21 But just one problem will kill the wicked, and those who hate the righteous will be held responsible. 21 Evil will slay the wicked; the foes of the righteous will be condemned.
22 The LORD saves his servants' lives; all those who take refuge in him won't be held responsible for anything. 22 The LORD redeems his servants; no one will be condemned who takes refuge in him.