Psalm 34 NIV

Of David. When he pretended to be insane before Abimelek, who drove him away, and he left.

1 abI will extol the LORD at all times; his praise will always be on my lips.

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    • © 34:1 - This psalm is an acrostic poem, the verses of which begin with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet.
    • ª 34:1 - In Hebrew texts 34:1-22 is numbered 34:2-23.
      2 I will glory in the LORD; let the afflicted hear and rejoice.

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      3 Glorify the LORD with me; let us exalt his name together.

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      4 I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.

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      5 Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.

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      6 This poor man called, and the LORD heard him; he saved him out of all his troubles.

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      7 The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them.

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      8 Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.

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      9 Fear the LORD, you his holy people, for those who fear him lack nothing.

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      10 The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.

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      11 Come, my children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

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      12 Whoever of you loves life and desires to see many good days,

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      13 keep your tongue from evil and your lips from telling lies.

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      14 Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.

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      15 The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, and his ears are attentive to their cry;

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      16 but the face of the LORD is against those who do evil, to blot out their name from the earth.

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      17 The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.

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      18 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

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      19 The righteous person may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all;

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          20 he protects all his bones, not one of them will be broken.

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          21 Evil will slay the wicked; the foes of the righteous will be condemned.

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          22 The LORD will rescue his servants; no one who takes refuge in him will be condemned.

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