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Psalm 34 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A Psalm of David, when he feigned madness before Abimelech, so that he drove him out, and he went away. I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. 1 I will extol the LORD at all times; his praise will always be on my lips.
2 My soul makes its boast in the LORD; let the afflicted hear and be glad. 2 My soul will boast in the LORD; let the afflicted hear and rejoice.
3 O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together! 3 Glorify the LORD with me; let us exalt his name together.
4 I sought the LORD, and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears. 4 I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.
5 Look to him, and be radiant; so your faces shall never be ashamed. 5 Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.
6 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all 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 encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them. 7 The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them.
8 O taste and see that the LORD is good! Happy is the man who takes refuge in him! 8 Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.
9 O fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him have no want! 9 Fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him lack nothing.
10 The young lions suffer want and hunger; 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, O sons, 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 What man is there who desires life, and covets many days, that he may enjoy good? 12 Whoever of you loves life and desires to see many good days,
13 Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking deceit. 13 keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking lies.
14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it. 14 Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.
15 The eyes of the LORD are toward the righteous, and his ears toward their cry. 15 The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their cry;
16 The face of the LORD is against evildoers, to cut off the remembrance 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 for help, the LORD hears, and delivers them out of 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 the brokenhearted, and saves the crushed in spirit. 18 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous; but the LORD delivers him out of them all. 19 A righteous man may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all;
20 He keeps all his bones; not one of them is broken. 20 he protects all his bones, not one of them will be broken.
21 Evil shall slay the wicked; and those who hate the righteous will be condemned. 21 Evil will slay the wicked; the foes of the righteous will be condemned.
22 The LORD redeems the life of his servants; none of those who take refuge in him will be condemned. 22 The LORD redeems his servants; no one will be condemned who takes refuge in him.